Police commander appointed for Devon

Chief Superintendent Paul Davies says he is relishing the opportunity.

Chief Superintendent Paul Davies has been appointed the police commander for Devon.

He took up the post this week and is responsible for all areas of Devon, except Plymouth.

He transferred to Devon and Cornwall Constabulary in 1998 at the age of 27 and, in recent years, has been the local commander for two policing areas across the force - North Devon and Torridge and, more recently, East and Mid Devon.

His most recent post has been to lead the force preparation for the transition to a Police and Crime Commissioner in November.

Ch Supt Davies said: “Having worked in the county for most of my service, it is an absolute privilege to take on this challenging role and I am relishing the opportunity.”

His aim as a leader is to allow officers to be creative and innovative in their work, whilst challenging them to maintain the highest professional standards.

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Ch Supt Davies added: “I am well aware of the professionalism and unselfish commitment to public service displayed by the vast majority of officers and staff across Devon.

“I am absolutely determined to ensure we continue to improve the level of service we deliver in order to provide the best possible policing service we can to our local communities.”