Tony Hogg

Tony Hogg claims Tories "don't understand role of PCC"

After quitting the Conservatives in disgust, outgoing Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Tony Hogg, has today claimed that the Conservative Party and its MPs do not understand the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner and that Home Secretary Theresa May’s claims that the only safe PCC was a Conservative one were “absurd”.

Commenting on these claims, Gareth...

Commissioner welcomes improved 101 performance

Devon and Cornwall Police has made a significant improvement to its 101 non-emergency service since Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg demanded urgent action.

In January Mr Hogg insisted on an immediate performance upgrade, saying his review into the service highlighted ‘a poor state’ of affairs.

Now, figures recorded for the last two weeks show that, on average, calls...

PCC candidate hits out at Home Secretary

The Home Secretary is actively campaigning to erode the independence of the British Police, claims former Devon and Cornwall police chief Bob Spencer.

Mr Spencer, who is standing as an independent candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, has slammed Theresa May for her plans, which he claims will mean the loss of more police stations and more officers on the beat....

Police and Crime Commissioner learns more about police drones

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg this week met with police officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and the National Police Air Service (NPAS) to learn about the benefits of drones for policing.

Devon and Cornwall Police has been trialling the use of drones to aid police work since early November 2015.

The force currently has two drones in operation, which have been used...

Funds to improve 'unacceptable' 101 service

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner is ring fencing up to £250,000 for the Chief Constable to make immediate improvements to the 101 non emergency phone line.

The commitment comes as Tony Hogg publishes phase two of his office’s ongoing review into the 101 service, a report which also assesses the force’s progress against the initial findings from a year ago.


Tony Hogg welcomes call for independent police funding review

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has welcomed calls for an independent panel to advise the Government on future proposals for police funding.

A report published by the Home Affairs Select Committee says accounting firms, financial experts and the College of Policing should be appointed to assist the Home Office in formulating revised proposals.


PCC Tony Hogg welcomes Chancellor's announcement

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has warmly welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement not to make any further budget cuts to policing.

“Two weeks ago we were celebrating changing the Government position through our work in Devon and Cornwall on the funding formula.”

“Today we see the product of a longer campaign to persuade Government not to proceed...

Commissioner sets out plans to manage major budget cuts faced by D&C Police

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has set out his plans for managing the likely £54m budget reduction faced by Devon and Cornwall Police.

“With such an extreme budget reduction we will have to completely rethink the delivery of policing services in Devon and Cornwall.” said Mr Hogg

“At this time, there is much that we do not know, but it is right that we start to plan so...

Police fair funding fight goes to Number 10

Tony Hogg’s campaign for Fair Funding for Devon and Cornwall Police - the largest ever engagement exercise by a police and crime commissioner – culminated yesterday (Tuesday 15 September) when he handed in an 8,568 signature petition to 10 Downing Street.

The petition, which asks the Government to consider the unique challenges faced by Devon and Cornwall – geographically the largest...

Crime Commissioner appeals to PM over fairer funding

As David Cameron and his family take their annual family holiday in Cornwall, Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has written to the Prime Minister asking him to ensure fair funding for Devon and Cornwall Police.

Mr Hogg’s office further reveals the shocking effects of the Government’s proposed police funding formula. His letter highlights the unfairness of the Government’s plan...