|Devon & Cornwall Police,
Exeter, Devon EX2 7HQChief Constable Shaun SawyerTelephone no. for non-emergencies: 101Textphone: 18001 101
Honiton Police Enquiry Office
(previously Honiton Police Station) is open for non-emergency issues:
Tuesday – Friday, 0900-1400 and 1500-1800
Offwell comes under the Honiton Rural local policing team. At the time of writing the Neighbourhood Beat Manager is PC Clive Vickery and the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) is Phil Anning.
November 2017 – Honiton now has a new Neighbourhood Team Leader, Karen Bunt. Read her message here: Intro. Karen Bunt
This website is extremely comprehensive and regularly updated.
For details about the Neighbourhood Policing Team go to the local policing page which has a quick link for signing up to ‘community messaging’ which helps the police to contact subscribers direct with messages to help prevent or solve a crime in the local area. There are also links ‘Have Your Say’ and ‘Email your local team’ plus information about becoming a special constable or police cadet.
Non urgent Police Contact Number
Devon and Cornwall Police have introduced some time-saving and convenient options for contacting them for non-urgent matters. At times of high demand, which can vary day-to-day, our non-urgent call handlers are diverted onto the 999 lines. This can cause the 101 call-waiting time to increase. Demand also increases by around 35% in the summer months. We know many people today carry out lots of activities online that were previously done on the phone. Devon and Cornwall Police recognise some people don’t necessarily need to speak to someone. These new additional services are with those people in mind. This will also have the added benefit of freeing-up some capacity in the 101 number for those who don’t have internet access or who do need to speak to someone. Visit www.dc.police.uk/clickB4Ucall for more details. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
Police & Crime Plan
Alison Hernandez, The police and crime commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has now published her first Police and Crime Plan, entitled ‘Safe, Resilient and Connected Communities’. It can be viewed here: http://www.devonandcornwall-pcc.gov.uk/news-and-blog/devonandcornwall-pcc-news-blog/2017/01/safe,-resilient-and-connected-communities-%E2%80%93-the-police-and-crime-plan-for-devon,-cornwall-and-the-isles-of-scilly-2017-2020/
The Plan includes the loss of up to 190 PCSO’s across Devon and Cornwall over the next four years. This reduction will allow the force to gain an extra 100 police officers. Emerging crime types such as cyber-crime and child sexual exploitation justifies the need for extra police officers in the force, as well as a national requirement for more firearm trained officers to help deal with the threat of terrorism.
Go to www.devonandcornwall-pcc.gov.uk for all news relating to the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Peninsula.
New messaging service from Devon & Cornwall Police
Neighbourhood Watch e-newsletter
For the latest Neighbourhood Watch e-newsletter, sent on behalf of the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network see here: http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge/our-news-e-newsletter-latest-edition/
Devon and Cornwall ALERT is a new online two way community messaging system operated by Devon & Cornwall Police. The system helps us to connect with our communities; it tells people what is happening in their area and allows them to respond directly with any information.
The system is designed to allow people who register to choose the type of information they would like to receive concerning crime and anti-social behaviour, witness appeals, crime prevention, community events and local good news.
Subscribers will not be notified about every crime or incident that happens in their community. Our aim is to send relevant information where we believe to do so will reduce the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour or will help Devon & Cornwall Police solve a crime.
If you wish to find out more information and/or register with Devon and Cornwall ALERT go to: www.dcalert.co.uk.
Offwell Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators will continue to receive ‘alerts’ and when appropriate these messages will be posted on the Parish Council noticeboard. Individual messages will no longer be posted on the website.