Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall returns for a second season

Authored by News Desk

The ratings winning show ‘ Devon and Cornwall’ is set to return for a second season.

The series, which will air on Channel 4 at 8pm on June 8th, sets out to reveal life in this beautiful corner of England beyond that enjoyed by the millions of tourists and holidaymakers that visit each year.

The unique landscape – with empty beaches and windswept moors, rolling fields and...

Armed officers patrolling our streets for the first time

Authored by News Desk

Armed officers will be patrolling Devon's streets for the first time, it was announced today.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Middleton said: “In response to the recent change in the threat level to critical, armed officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police will be seen out and about in our communities, throughout both Force areas.

“Armed officers will be doing...

Public urged to stay alert but not be alarmed

Authored by News Desk

Devon and Cornwall Police have asked the public to be alert but not be alarmed in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack.

Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “As part of the ongoing investigations into the terrorist incident in Manchester on Monday night; the Prime Minister has announced that the independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) have raised the UK threat...

TERRIFYING! The knives handed in during police amnesty

Authored by News Desk

The knife amnesty held last week (15-21) by Devon and Cornwall Police saw over 200 knives of varying types being handed in at police stations across the force area.

These knives are no longer at risk of falling into the wrong hands, nor will they be responsible for causing harm. They will be destroyed in the next few weeks.

The variety of knives is staggering – from small...

Hoax calls to Devon schools

Authored by News Desk

A Plymouth school and two others in in the South West have received malicious calls, police have said this evening.

Although they were all hoaxes, officers are taking the incidents seriously.

A spokesman said: “We are aware that hoax calls have been made to a number of schools across the country today, and have been informed of malicious calls being made to three schools within...

Anti-theft operation takes to social media

Authored by News Desk

A successful policing operation which helps to track stolen goods has taken to social media to widen the fight against theft.

Op Inheritance was set up in 2012 to reduce the trade in stolen goods and reunite recovered property with its rightful owners.

Now officers are taking the operation to Facebook and Twitter to reach a much larger audience with warnings and information...

Funds to improve 'unacceptable' 101 service

Authored by Mary

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.

The...

Call to back police fairer funding plea

Authored by Mary

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...

Police dog display team at County Show

Authored by George Dawson

The police dog display team, together with a selection of police puppies will be showcasing their skills which they learn as part of their police training in the main arena at the Devon County Show.

The police dog display team will be will be used in a firearms scenario with gun fire where the dogs will be used to detain an armed person. They will also demonstrate a search situation...

D&C Police to work with Dorset force

Authored by Mary

The Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have today reached a symbolic milestone around how they will deliver policing services across the three counties in the future.

An agreement has been reached for a large-scale strategic alliance between the two forces. Their aim, through the alliance, is to maintain a high standard...

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