Police and Crime Commissioner

PCC announces new money for child victims

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez is giving eight local organisations new money to help child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Each will get a share of £140,000 provided by the Ministry of Justice to ensure practical and emotional support to victims.

The awards have been made to:

Children’s Society Devon Rape Crisis North Devon...

Alison Hernandez elected new police and crime commissioner

Alison Hernandez (Conservative) has been elected as the new police and crime commissioner for Devon and Cornwall (IoS).

She won with a majority of 3,794 over Gareth Derrick (Labour) after the second round of voting*.

Alison will officially take over from Tony Hogg on 12 May. Her term of office will last four years.

“I am delighted to have been elected as police and...

Call to back police fairer funding plea

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg says the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics highlight the need for a fairer approach to central funding of police forces.

Speaking as the Government released its latest national statistics for police performance, Mr Hogg has urged the people of Devon and Cornwall to back his Fair Funding campaign which demands Home Secretary...

£300,000 funding for Restorative Justice

Devon and Cornwall police are to get £300,000 from the government to increase the practice of Restorative Justice as a punishment for some crimes.

Tony Hogg, the Police & Crime Commissioner will be given the funding over the next two years (£114,535 in 2013-14 and £185,000 in 2014-15).

Mr Hogg said: “Restorative justice is in some ways a simple subject and in some ways a...

Crime figures – good news or bad?

This week we saw the publication of the three-monthly crime figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

As police and crime commissioner it is inevitable that the media will want me to comment in simple sound bites - is this good news or bad news news - so I thought I would clarify why I have been guarded in some of the interviews I have carried out this week.


Crime falls in Devon and Cornwall

National Crime is down by the largest ever recorded amount according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today.

The period between June 2012 to June 2013 saw the number of recorded crimes against households and resident adults drop by 7% nationally, the largest single drop since the survey began in 1981.

The figures also show a drop of 6% of crime in...

Police boss plans to use late night levy to tackle crime and disorder

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg will pass most of the money raised from a late night levy on Plymouth licensed trade back to Devon and Cornwall Police if it gets the go-ahead in November – but insists the Force must prove how it is being spent in the city.

Mr Hogg has decided that the 70 per cent of the levy attributed to policing the late night economy would be used to...

Police and crime commissioner visits Broadreach House

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg will today (Wednesday 11 September) visit Plymouth drug and alcohol treatment charity Broadreach House.

Broadreach House is an innovative and dynamic registered charity, offering treatment and support services for men and women whose lives have been adversely affected by addiction.

Chief executive Gina Dormer has invited Mr Hogg to tour...

Ten city neighbourhoods offered cash to cut crime

Grants of up to £5,900 are up for grabs by communities to tackle crime in their neighbourhoods.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall has given £59,000 to Plymouth’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and substance misuse. The CSP has decided to divide the funding and offer it to the ten neighbourhoods that have the highest...

Blog: Tony Hogg discusses summer policing and his campaign against 'legal highs'

Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Hogg discusses the challenges that the summer season brings to policing in the region and highlights his campaign against 'legal highs'

The summer holiday is in full swing and as the sun seems to have accepted the key role it has to play in proceedings this year, the annual migration to the south west of eight million...