Police and Crime Commissioner March Newsletter
The newsletter below comes from Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
This newsletter is being sent to you in extraordinary times, as the country makes efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Government advice is subject to change but the latest information is available on the gov.uk website.
A lot about all of our lives has to change, but I want to reassure our communities that some things will not. The police have planned well with partner agencies for wide spread emergencies such as pandemics and we have the national lead for resilience in Devon and Cornwall through Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton OBE. I can reassure you that the police will continue to investigate crimes of all types, and I am taking steps to ensure that victims of crime continue to have access to emotional and practical support.
The Victim Care Unit can be contacted on 01392 475900 from 8am to 8pm on Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at the weekend.
Victims of crime can also get support, whether they have reported a crime or not, through a new live web chat system managed by the Victim Support charity.
During this difficult and challenging time, please look after yourselves and one another. By working together and being sensible, we can vastly reduce the impact of the virus on society and move to a recovery phase as soon as possible
Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly