Devon & Cornwall PCC: 'Simply unfair' lack of funds for policing

Tony Hogg says the standard of policing the public is used to would not be sustainable with the new funding plans. Credit: ITV West Country

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."

– Tony Hogg, Devon & Cornwall PCC