Police flags have been flown at half mast today and minute silences held across the region in the wake of the Westminster terror attacks.
Staff at Bedfordshire police Headquarters paused this morning as a mark of respect and police patrols have also been increased in the county's main town centres.
The Chief Constable Jon Boutcher says this attack is a stark reminder that a terrorist threat is real and we must remain vigilant.
Bedfordshire police is the lead force for counter terrorismin the eastern region.
The Eastern Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit (ECITU) has also expressed solidarity, and reminded people to report any activity they think might be suspicious.