Chief Constable Garry Forsyth of Bedfordshire police buries his head amid corruption allegations

Emails sent to Garry Forsyth notifying him of a risk to life after failures of his own police force were ignored.

The emails, sent to his police email address,, provided evidence of systematic corruption with his police force. ‘larger than life‘ Garry Forsyth simply ignored them.

s26 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 makes it a criminal offence for any officer to exercises the powers and privileges of a constable improperly, this does included ‘turning a blind eye‘.

A complaint was made against the Chief Constable to the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner who refused to record it.

Transparency Manager, Katie Beaumont 6973 said;

I have reviewed the below and understand that you wish to make a complaint against Chief Constable Garry Forsyth, however I would like to inform you that, on immediate review of your complaint, the complaint is not regarding the conduct of the Chief Constable. The Chief Constable has not had any personal involvement into this case and delegates such responsibilities to others within the organisation, you may have sent correspondence to the Chief Constable, however this would not be dealt with by the Chief Constable.

OPCC Transparency Manager Katie Beaumont

It has since been pointed out to Katie Beaumont that the conduct of the Chief Constable was that he  ignored emails from a member of the public, notifying him of provable corruption within his police force and was desperately asking the Chief Constable for help.  These were pleas for help after threats had been made on his life.

Garry Forsyth did not delegate authority, Garry Forsyth ignored a victim of crime.

The failure of Garry Forsyth to take any action, not even to acknowledge the victim is being pursued as a breach of s26 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.



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