Six police enquiry desks are opening in Cornwall and Devon this financial year after Police & Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez committed to invest in some of those which closed almost a decade ago. Front desks are ideal places for residents to report crime, get advice on crime prevention or victim services and connect policing to local communities.
Now the Commissioner has detailed a set of criteria for deciding which ones open next, with public support one of the determining factors. She is asking the public to give feedback in a survey which runs until the new year. Find out more about about what the Commissioner had to say about this at Public asked for their views on which police station front desks to open next · Devon & Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner (devonandcornwall-pcc.gov.uk)
Anyone wanting to have their say is being asked to choose three preferred locations from a list of 44 police stations in the Devon and Cornwall Police area. All stations on the survey, which can be completed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DYPSW66 and will remain open until midnight on January 2, 2023, are currently operational and have the potential to have their front desks reopened.
So far this year Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Penzance and Truro police station enquiry offices have been reopened. Bude and Falmouth offices are due to reopen in the new year.
For details of address and opening hours of the 15 police front desks already open in Devon and Cornwall visit https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/contact/police-enquiry-offices/.