Devon & Cornwall Police

Devon & Cornwall Police

Police officers help to brighten Christmas for children living in domestic abuse refuges

Devon & Cornwall Police officers based in Torquay have seen first-hand what a challenging year it has been for so many. This year even more so for families who have had to flee domestic abuse and now are spending their Christmas in a refuge away from their home.

This year the Public Protection Unit based at Torquay Police Station set up a donation point to collect toys to give to...

£1.2million extra government funding to crack down on burglary and theft in South West crime hotspots

Three police forces in the South West are to receive extra funding as part of the government’s £25million Safer Streets Fund – delivering on a key Conservative manifesto commitment.

Avon and Somerset will receive £400,000, Devon and Cornwall £546,781 and Dorset £266,357 – a total of £1,213,138.

The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the government’s concerted action to tackle...

Rangers and police ask people to love Dartmoor and stay at home this weekend

Groups of people visiting Dartmoor for barbecues and people driving over 15 miles to walk their dog– these are just a couple examples of the issues Dartmoor National Park Rangers are with dealing with during the Covid-19 emergency.

As the weekend draws near, Dartmoor National Park and the police are once again asking people to continue to stay home to limit the spread of covid-19 and...

Over £30,000 raised by police force to benefit charities

Over the last three years, officers and staff across Devon & Cornwall Police have participated in and organised fundraising activities which have benefitted both local and national charities.

The funds, now totalling over £30,000, were raised in a wide variety of ways, from the purchase of epaulettes, to charity bake sales and even a ‘guess the weight of the ferret’ competition....

Increase in police officers announced

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer welcomes the £24m funding made available by Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez, which will enable the Force to increase the number of police officers on the streets over the next four years.

The Chief Constable supports the Police and Crime Plan (2017 to 2020) which is being published by the Police and Crime Commissioner on Friday 27 January....

Police puppies need names

Devon and Cornwall Police have launched a competition to name the D litter puppies. Eight of the nine D litter puppies need naming.

To be in with a chance of winning children need to create a road safety poster. The road safety posters should give information about road safety that will appeal to each age group and contain relevant pictures or images.

Eight posters will be...

Warning to drivers as police launch summer drink drive campaign

Devon and Cornwall Police today launched their summer drink drive campaign.

Drivers are being reminded that the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be devastating.

Throughout the month-long operation, drivers can expect to be tested if they are involved in a collision or if stopped for an offence. Routine stop checks will also result in drivers...

New Devon commander appointed

Devon and Cornwall Police has appointed Chief Superintendent Jim Colwell to lead frontline policing across the whole of Devon.

Rising from a bobby on the beat across Plymouth in 2001 to a member of the Force’s senior leaders, C Supt Colwell aims to sustain the professional standard of policing service across the county, as well as collaborate with partner agencies to assist community...

Christmas drink and drug driving figures revealed

Figures have been released for Devon and Cornwall Police’s Christmas drink and drug driving campaign 2015.

Police officers administered a total of 1974 breath tests of which 177 were positive, refused or failed to provide. This represents 9% of the total.

Last year the figures were 156 positive, refused or failed to provide from a total of 1766 also 9%, showing the overall...

Crime continues to fall across Devon & Cornwall

The latest figures for 2015 shows that crime continues to fall across Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Recorded figures for January to December 2015 showed a decrease of 4.9% or 3,998 fewer offences compared to 2014, with reductions across a number of crime groups. The updated picture shows the Force continues to see reductions in public order offences (down by -12.4%),...