Shaun Sawyer has today been confirmed as the new chief constable
for Devon and Cornwall Police.
The acting chief constable since the departure of Stephen
Otter last year, his appointment was made official at the meeting of the new Devon
and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel today.
"I am absolutely delighted that the police and crime
panel has confirmed Shaun Sawyer as chief constable for Devon and Cornwall and
the Isles of Scilly," said Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg. "He was the outstanding candidate during the
selection and interview process and has demonstrated a clear vision and strong
"We have already built an excellent working relationship,
and I am now keen to build on that further as we develop our strategic policing
plan for this area," added Mr Hogg. "This gives Shaun Sawyer the mandate to
take his plans forward and I look forward to working closely with him."
For more see Saturday's Western Morning News.