Exmouth's face-to-face policing discussed

Officers at Exmouth have been consulting residents over the future of face-to-face policing.

Officers at Exmouth have been consulting residents over the future of face-to-face policing.

Devon and Cornwall police have been looking at ways of cost cutting in the force and the front counter service has come under scrutiny as a result.

Exmouth police chief Inspector Jez Capey said the town's neighbourhood sergeants had approached the public in a bid to gauge public reaction.

Inspector Capey said he was keen to hear from anyone with concerns.

He said: "Much of our contact is now over the phone or via the internet and whilst we still want to offer an opportunity to have a face-to-face counter service, we need to be sure it is in the right place and at the right time for people to use.