A petition calling for Devon and Cornwall Police to get a fairer funding deal and prevent hundreds of jobs being lost in the force was handed in to Downing Street this afternoon.
Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg joined MPs from the region to say that a planned change to the current formula would be disastrous for the South West.
An 8,000 signature petition calling for fair funding for Devon and Cornwall Police is due to be handed in to 10 Downing Street later.
The Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg, says changes in the way police funding is calculated will mean the force will lose 24 million pounds - the equivalent of 500 hundred police officers.
Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner has written to the government to ask for fairer funding for his police force.
Tony Hogg says the force will lose a further £24 million under the government's funding policy.
He says it doesn't account for the increase in population in the summer months, and puts the police force at a disadvantage because it covers such a large area.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has announced that he will not seek re-election next May.
Tony Hogg was elected in 2012, and says he is proud of his achievements in overseeing the force.
ITV News asked his office why Mr Hogg was stepping down. This is their response.
- Having set up the role and made it a success, he feels it is a good time to move on
- Staying on another term will take him over the age of 70
- His job keeps him away most weekdays and he wants to spend more time with his family
- He is not stepping down - he will still be in post until May, with a lot to achieve before then.
You can read more about Mr Hogg's plans here.
Tony Hogg has announced that he will not seek re-election as Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly next May. Mr Hogg, was elected in November 2012 and will step down in eight months' time.
Earlier this month, Mr Hogg hit out at the "scandalous lack of funding" of Devon and Cornwall Police. He says he will continue his campaign before he retires.
Devon & Cornwall Police's non emergency phone service has been described as 'unacceptable' by the Police & Crime Commissioner.
According to a report from Tony Hogg, one in five callers are having to wait twenty minutes to be dealt with. He also described the technology used by the force as 'not fit for purpose'. The Police say they're having to make some difficult choices. Chief Inspector Jim Nye says responding to the calls can take time.
Devon & Cornwall Police's non-emergency phone service has been described as 'unacceptable' by the Police & Crime Commissioner.
According to a report from Tony Hogg, one in five callers are having to wait twenty minutes to be dealt with. He also described the technology used by the force as 'not fit for purpose'. The police say they're having to make some difficult choices.
Tony Hogg, the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, has called for action on 'legal highs' after three teenagers were hospitalised in Devon over the weekend - two in Exeter and one in Torquay.
Mr Hogg says he wants to work with other leaders to introduce new legislation. He wants the drugs to be removed from the high street, and retailers held responsible for any harm their substances cause.
Mr Hogg has already confronted staff at a 'head shop' in Barnstaple where the drugs were being sold.
Richard Lawrence's full interview with Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Hogg.
The Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon and Cornwall has defended his staffing levels after a Select Committee report revealed the force area has more PCC staff than many other counties. It is six months since Tony Hogg was elected.