Devon & Cornwall Police

Devon & Cornwall Police ask public to ‘name our tractor’

The Rural Affairs team at Devon & Cornwall Police are asking children to choose the official name of the newest addition to the rural fleet – the police tractor.

A tractor has been loaned to Devon & Cornwall Police, free of charge, by local agricultural machinery dealership, Masons Kings. The tractor has been decked out in distinctive police livery and will be used as an...

Many cars have been seized and motorists arrested during the first week of a crackdown on drivers disregarding road traffic laws across Devon and Cornwall.

Throughout May, Devon & Cornwall Police are carrying out ‘Operation Vortex’ - a proactive operation which aims to reduce the number of collisions and casualties by targeting inconsiderate and dangerous driving.

During week one of the operation, which started on Wednesday 8 May 2024, officers stopped 103 cars, seized 10 cars and made 10 arrests. So far, offences discovered by...

Police put the brakes on careless driving in Devonport

In response to the communities’ concerns surrounding road safety in the Devonport and West area of Plymouth, local police recently ran an operation aimed at improving safety on the roads by cracking down on dangerous driving and deterring motorists from exceeding speed limits.

The road safety operation deployed plain-clothes officers to identify vehicles and drivers committing or...

Car meet, meets police: officers visit car enthusiast gathering in Torbay

Police officers in Torbay recently visited a car enthusiast event in Torquay and Paignton to engage with the public and deter people from antisocial behaviour.

The gathering, which took place in Torquay and Paignton on a Saturday evening, was attended by over 200 people. The meet up brought people from across the bay, Cornwall and North Devon to celebrate a shared passion for cars...

Kids cricket club in Ivybridge benefits from seized criminal funds

Devon & Cornwall Police in South Devon have used money confiscated from criminals to provide a local cricket club with essential equipment in Ivybridge.

Located in the Dartmoor National Park, Cornwood Cricket Club was recently awarded over £600 from the police’s Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to fund equipment for the 5-8 and 8-11 age groups.

The club used the money to...

Police launch state-of-the-art Motorcycle Safety Simulator to drive down deaths and serious injuries

Devon & Cornwall Police have announced the arrival of a motorcycle simulator, which will be used to engage with inexperienced riders, in an effort to reduce the risk of motorcycle-related deaths and serious injuries on the roads.

Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road user groups. Despite making up just 1% of total traffic, motorcyclists account for almost 21% of road...

Money seized from criminal activity used to fund new coats for Under 8s football team

Team Carbeile, an Under 8s football team in Torpoint, have received brand new waterproof jackets for all of their players, thanks to funding from the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), awarded by Devon & Cornwall Police.

The Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) means that money associated with criminal activity or seized as part of criminal investigations is reinvested into the local...

Police appealing to find owners of recovered items in Torbay ​

Devon & Cornwall Police teams in Torbay are proactively appealing to find the owners of items suspected to have been stolen [pictured], so they can be returned to their rightful homes.

On Tuesday 9 March, the Paignton neighbourhood police team carried out a warrant on a residential property, which resulted in them finding a number of items they suspect to be stolen from addresses...

Mini Police in Plymouth educates over 1,000 children

Four years ago, Devon & Cornwall Police teams in Plymouth set up the ‘Mini Police’ programme to inspire and educate 8 - 10-year-olds in primary schools across the city. Since launching, over 1,000 young people have gone through the programme, learning vital skills.

The programme is run by the Force’s Youth Engagement Officers (YEO) at a selected school for six weeks. Young people...

Police reinvest money from criminal activity to support community football sessions

Devon & Cornwall Police have reinvested money from illegal activity to help fund community football sessions in South Devon.

The Force’s Diverse Communities Team (DCT) used £900 from the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to run a series of ten free community football sessions to people aged over 18.

The sessions aim to bring people together to raise awareness of hate crime...