Formed in 1967 from an amalgamation of local forces, Devon & Cornwall Police covers the largest area of any English police force at nearly 4,000 square miles of rural, coastal and urban communities.
Our peninsula includes extensive national heritage sites, farmland, over 1,200 miles of coastline, a 13,600-mile road network, holiday resorts, market towns and the idyllic Isles of Scilly.
Our two ‘County Shows’, air shows, regattas and other festivals form some of the most notable policing events, in addition to the peninsula being a popular tourist destination.
Our population of 1.8 million swells with around 11 million visitors per year. Tourists and other visitors bring great economic benefits plus significant summer policing demand, contributing to the 1 million annual calls for service we receive.
Ensuring equality of access to policing for all groups and providing equal opportunities to join or progress within the service are some of our equality priorities.
We encourage the following values among colleagues, with the code of ethics underpinning everything we do: