After serving for more than five years, the Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable Jon Boutcher is stepping down. In a farewell meeting, the Luton Council of Faiths (LCoF) and GRASSROOTS, affirmed and commended how under his leadership, Bedfordshire Police has gone from being under special scrutiny to receiving positive reports nationally.

Conversations evolved around how this happened and what particular strategies were used to achieve this success.


Jon Boutcher said that relationship building in listening to Luton’s diverse communities has been the key to success. He affirmed Luton having the most generous communities he has ever come across in his career.

In appreciation of his services and commitment to Luton, Gulie Butcher, Vice Chair LCoF presented him with a gift bag of fairtrade goodies saying he has been a credit to the force and we wish him good health, happiness and success in his future endeavours.

AuthorGrassroots Luton