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