Hogg makes appointment of permanent chief constable a priority

11:56 22 November 2012


Police and Crime Commissioner’s first day in office. Police authority ceased to exist last night (Wednesday).

On his first day in office, Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Hogg, has revealed that finding a permanent chief constable is his immediate priority.

He believes the appointment is necessary to help drive forward the decisions that will form the area’s first Police and Crime Plan.

The post will be advertised in the next few days, with the aim of making a permanent appointment early next year.

Mr Hogg said: “The chief constable will be pivotal in ensuring that the strategic vision to tackle crime in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is carried out day-to-day. I believe that my role as commissioner and that of the chief constable has to be to provide strong leadership and work as a team. That relationship is key to serving people in this area and we will only achieve our aims by working closely together.

“I have met with temporary Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer and we have agreed that it is in everyone’s interests that a permanent appointment is made at the earliest possible opportunity. Whoever takes up the role will be working with me to ensure that local people feel connected with the priorities of their Police Force.”

The Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, which is being replaced by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, ceased to exist in its current form at midnight last night (Wednesday).

Mr Hogg will be meeting with staff, partner authorities, stakeholders and members of the public over the coming months as he looks to publish the Police and Crime Plan by March 2013.

“Today is my first day of office, and not everything can be decided overnight. There are many challenges ahead, and in order to meet them we need solid foundations to be in place, such as the appointment of a Chief Constable,” added Mr Hogg.

“We have a strong Police Force, with dedicated staff, and I’m confident we can address the challenges we’re facing by working together. Local communities will have a vital part to play too. I am here to listen and you can rest assured I will be fighting for our area to ensure we get a fair deal in terms of funding for our Police.”


Other News Stories


Exmouth’s Colony has seen a 60 per cent increase in recycling after wheelie bin collections were reduced to only once every three weeks, district bosses have said.

Read more
Norm Croucher climbed four mountains in The Alps for charity

A Topsham double leg amputee braved high winds to climb three mountains to raise funds for Hospiscare.

Read more
Film producer Michael Knowles (left) and TV writer David Quantick (right) with Exmouth Community College teacher John Panton.

An Emmy-award winning TV writer and a top film producer have given some inspirational advice to students at Exmouth Community College.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30
Proud staff at Lewis Pharmacy who recently won three awards. Ref exe 1033-41-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

An Exmouth pharmacy is celebrating after completing a hat-trick of national awards.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
County Hall in Exeter.

A lethal mixture of alcohol and medication caused the death of a Budleigh Salterton pensioner, an inquest heard.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:20

Police are appealing for information after a silver Jaguar car was scratched while parked overnight in Brixington.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00
Mark Paver and sister Nikki will be taking on the commando challenge for charity

A Budleigh Salterton man, who suffers pain all over his body, is taking on a gruelling assault course for one last challenge.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

Police are appealing for information following the theft of marine equipment worth £900, between Sunday, August 30, and Saturday, October 3.

Read more
Thu, 16:30
Exeter Magistrates' Court

A mother has been banned from driving after she took her 10-year-old twins shopping when she was two-and-a-half times over the drink-drive limit.

Read more
Thu, 12:30
DJ's Cafe on the seafront in Exmouth. Ref exe 4318-40-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A seafront business owner, who believed he could trade ‘for the foreseeable future’, was shocked to find his café boarded up without warning by district bosses.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Exmouth

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Find planning applications