Street marshals will help make Exmouth safer this summer

Street marshals will help make Exmouth a safer place this summer thanks to funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The office is supporting East Devon District Council with marshalling aimed specifically at preventing antisocial behaviour (ASB) by young people, a theme which ties in directly with Devon and Cornwall Police’s Operation Marnow summer policing...

Devon and Cornwall bolstered by 141 extra police officers

Devon and Cornwall have been bolstered by 141 extra officers since the government launched its major police recruitment drive a year ago, new figures show.

It brings the total number of police across the force area to 3,273, meaning there are now more frontline officers on our streets to keep the public safe.

Since the launch of the recruitment campaign, a total of 5,824...

South West bolstered by 224 extra police officers

Police forces across the South West have been bolstered by an additional 224 officers since the government launched its major recruitment drive in September 2019.

Since the start of the recruitment drive, a total of 4,336 extra officers have joined police forces across England and Wales as a direct result of the campaign.

Of the 224 additional officers in the South West, 98...

£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...

Police warning after elderly woman scammed

Police are investigating an incident which happened at a property on Coverdale Place in Manadon, Plymouth, after an elderly woman was victim to a scam.

The incident happened on Monday 19 February 2018 at around 2pm. A woman in her 80s received a call from a man who said he was a police officer and persuaded the lady to withdraw £4,000 from her bank.

The lady returned home with...

Devon & Cornwall Police launch sexting campaign

Devon & Cornwall Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall (OPCC), have launched a campaign to educate young people under the age of 18 about the consequences of sexting.

Sexting is the term used for the sending or receiving of sexual, naked or semi-naked images or videos which can be taken by a young person of themselves (i.e. a selfie), or...

Police appeal for witnesses to hate crime incident in Plymouth

Detectives investigating a hate crime incident in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

The incident happened at around 2.45pm on Tuesday 16 January at the top of Royal Parade by the pedestrian crossing on the church side.

The victim, a local man aged in his sixties, was surrounded by a group of six or seven young people who took his...

Police expand infrared lighting on Speed detection vans

Devon and Cornwall Police have recently introduced Infrared ‘low Light’ camera technology within Plymouth and have now expanded their innovative equipment across the Force area.

The use of such use technology intends to reduce the amount of fatal and serious road traffic collisions on Devon and Cornwall roads.

Marcus Laine, Operations Manager for the Peninsula Road Safety...

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....

Nearly 600 firearms handed in to police during amnesty

Nearly 600 firearms were handed in to Devon and Cornwall Police during the firearms and ammunition surrender which ran from 13 – 26 November this year.

The campaign, instigated by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS), was supported by other forces around the country, including Dorset Police.

Items voluntarily surrendered at police enquiry offices across the...