Festus was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire in May 2021.
He has lived in Bedfordshire for ten years. Before being elected as Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, he completed 400hrs of service as a Special Constable with Bedfordshire Police, including frontline response duties as an officer.
Festus is a director on the board of a YMCA where he and colleagues oversaw the delivery of housing, and other support services, to vulnerable young people. This included a £20m housing construction project providing supported accommodation to nearly 200 young people.
He also served as link-governor for the Offender Learning and Skills Services team, delivering training and education in prisons.
He is a former Parish Councillor and - following rising anti-social behaviour, especially at night - he got the unanimous buy-in of his colleagues for the Council to fully fund a Youth Club, staffed by a professional Youth Worker.
Festus has a degree in Business and Communications, a Diploma in Public Relations and a Masters Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London.