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Police and Crime Commissioner Newsletter - October 2021

Alert message sent 29/10/2021 12:11:00

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Police on target to hit officer uplift target

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez says Devon and Cornwall Police is on target to recruit an additional 423 officers by April 2023.

The Government’s Operation Uplift, which started in April 2020, has a national ambition of recruiting 20,000 additional officers in three years.

And figures released this week by the Office of National Statistics show that 11,053 of these new officers are already in post.

So far Devon and Cornwall Police has successfully recruited 229 of its allocated uplift meaning a current cohort of 3,394.

That number is expected to rise to 279 by next April and 423 12 months later which will bring the total number of officers to 3,610 – significantly higher than the 3,556 officers in 2010 pre-austerity.

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Plymouth StreetGames pilot marks anniversary and considers next steps

Almost 100 young people from Plymouth have been referred to a pilot project which aims to divert them from crime or antisocial behaviour.

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Driver disqualified and others re-trained after shocking driving captured on dashcam

Video footage of the drivers was submitted to Devon and Cornwall Police’s Op Snap initiative which encourages driver’s with dashcams to submit video evidence of any poor driving they witness.

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We have to turn fear about safety into action against violence

As the sun was setting across Exeter’s Cathedral Yard, and people were strolling through one of the most scenic parts of the city, there was the sound of smashing glass, then shouting as a fight broke out.

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Reporting crime to Devon and Cornwall Police

Do you need help and advice? Not sure where to look or who to speak to? Why not AskNED – Devon and Cornwall Police’s non-emergency directory. AskNED combines the most commonly asked questions with contact details of those who can help.

If you do need to contact Devon and Cornwall Police about a non-emergency, you can contact them via:

Online webchat

Online crime reporting form

Emailing 101

Calling 101

In an emergency situation, always dial 999.

You can also report crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website: 

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