The Police Authority is an important link

Chairman of the Police Authority John Smith
Chairman of the Police Authority
Mr John Smith

The Police Authority endeavours to ensure that an efficient and effective policing service is provided for the people of Devon, Cornwall, Torbay, Plymouth and the Isles of Scilly. This includes setting the annual budget for policing in the Force area.

The Police Authority is an important link between the local community and the police service in this area of the Country. Its nineteen members work with the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Constabulary who has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Force. One of our key roles is consulting the people who live and work in this part of the United Kingdom to find out what they expect from their police service. The feedback received helps shape the police service in this part of the South West.

We look forward to serving you as your Police Authority

John Smith, Chairman.

Key Areas

Police Authority Meetings

All full Police Authority meetings and some committee meetings will now be webcast on the Authority's website. Further details can be found on our Webcast page

The Local Policing Plan 2008/11

Local Policing Plan and Annual Report

Council Tax Leaflet - 'Our Priorities'

Council Tax Leaflet - 'Our Priorities'

What We Do...

Unsure of the role of the Police Authority?

Who Makes Up The Police Authority?

Details of our Officers and Members that serve throughout Devon & Cornwall.

Need To Know What Is Going On?

Find out the times and dates of the meetings in your area.
Download the 2008 Police Authority Calendar here

Public Consultation

Police Authority Liaison Meetings have been arranged in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  Come along to your local meeting and assist us as a Police Authority to do our job of ensuring that the Police Force is efficient and effective by expressing your views about policing issues.

Gender Equality Scheme

View the Gender Equality Duty Scheme - April 2007
View the Gender Equality Action Plan Appendix - April 2007

Devon & Cornwall Police Authority Disability Equality Scheme 2006

Disability Equality Scheme 2006