Former Chief Constable dies

Arrangements being made for funeral of John Cottingham Alderson CBE.

A former Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police has died at the age of 89.

John Cottingham Alderson CBE died peacefully last Friday (October 7).

Mr Alderson, who was Chief Constable for nine years, was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 1974.

He studied law and was a Fellow of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge, as well as a Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield college, Oxford.

Funeral arrangements are being made.