Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Acting chief constable steps up to take role long-term

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg with Shaun Sawyer, the propsed new Chief Constable for Devon and Cornwall.

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg with Shaun Sawyer, the propsed new Chief Constable for Devon and Cornwall.

Archant

The acting-Chief Constable for Devon and Cornwall has been put forward for the role permanently by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Shaun Sawyer has been filling the role left when Stephen Otter took up a position with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies.

But the former head of Counter-Terrorism at Scotland Yard came through a series of interviews and beat off four other candidates to be handed the £150,000-a-year position long-term.

The decision taken by Tony Hogg on Wednesday will have to ratified by the Police and Crime Panel on February 8, but the commissioner is confident he has chosen the right man for the job.

He said he impressed the panel ‘tremendously with his clear vision for the future of policing’ in Devon and Cornwall, adding he was looking for ward to working closely with him.

“Shaun Sawyer and I have already built an excellent working relationship and I’m confident that will develop further in the future with our joint aim of cutting crime,” he said.

Mr Sawyer started his policing career in 1986, and joined the Devon and Cornwall force as Deputy Chief Constable in April 2010.

He said he is relishing his new role: “I am delighted to have been selected at this stage to be the new Chief Constable, and look forward to continue working with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Hogg, to provide the best possible policing service across the peninsula.

“The force still faces many challenges over the next few years, but I am confident that through the ongoing hard work and dedication of my staff and officers we can continue to drive down crime, protect vulnerable people and provide an excellent policing service to people across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

06:58
The Sidmouth Health Centre on Blackmore Drive. Ref shs 10-16SH 7178. Picture: Simon Horn

GPs ‘absolutely committed’ to retaining town centre site

Read more
Yesterday, 19:30

Residents have a second chance to have their say on controversial plans for a 9.3-acre business park in Sidford.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00
County Hall in Exeter.

A Sidmouth woman refused medical intervention so she could die peacefully in her own bed at home, an inquest heard.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Recycling boxes. Ref mhc 07-16SH 5145. Picture: Simon Horn

Plans to introduce an expanded recycling scheme in Sidmouth - which will see landfill-bound rubbish collected every three weeks - have prompted concern from some Herald readers.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:58
Ron Miles behind the bar at the lamb & flag in Ottery. Ref sho 3816-39-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Stalemate as owners fail to make necessary repairs to deteriorating building

Read more
Yesterday, 06:26
Sidmouth carnival. Ref shs 4032-40-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Tickets are on sale for a charity fashion show to raise money for Sidmouth Carnival.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Greater horseshoe bats

Appeal reached 80 per cent of £26,000 target in just one month - but more support needed

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Macmillan volunteers at a street collection in Sidmouth on Saturday.

Fundraisers who have netted £175,000 for a charity in 15 years are ‘desperately’ appealing for volunteers to keep campaigning.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Red Arrows at Sidmouth 2016. Ref shs 34-16TI 6349. Picture: Terry Ife

The Red Arrows put on a fantastic display at Sidmouth to a bumper crowd on Friday evening, the weather was just perfect for such an event.

Read more
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Sidmouth whicker donkey

A mystery over Sidmouth Bowling Club’s missing ‘lucky’ wicker donkey has been solved - after it was revealed the mascot has taken a holiday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications