Devon and Cornwall could be set to lose 500 police officers - and the Police and Crime Commissioner wants to know how people feel about it.Read the full story ›
6 police and crime commissioners - including Tony Hogg- have threatened the Government with legal action over further police funding cuts.Read the full story ›
The Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall has given a stark warning about what could happen if planned cuts of £54 million go ahead.Read the full story ›
There are fears that Devon and Cornwall Police could be about to announce hundreds more job losses.
Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg and Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer are due to discuss the possibility of more job losses at a meeting in Plymouth tomorrow.
The force already has plans in place to cut 500 staff over the next five years.
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.
"Some of the policing that the public has come to terms with over decades in terms of neighbourhood policing, or roads policing, look like they would be unsustainable if we can't overturn these proposals from the government - which are simply unfair to Devon and Cornwall."
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.
I have three main priorities that will keep me working right up to the point that I handover to the next commissioner - improving police funding, effective community policing and the transformation of volunteering and the Special Constabulary.
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.
My campaign to achieve fair funding for Devon and Cornwall Police in the annual policing grant forms a leading part of our plans to meet public sector savings targets.
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.