Chief Constable Making Visit To Islands

Stephen Otter on St Mary's during the recent Royal visit

The Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall will spend two days on the beat in Scilly from today.

Stephen Otter wants to find out what islanders want as local police priorities.

He’ll be guided around Scilly by Sergeant Colin Taylor and Colin says they’ll welcome anyone pulling them aside for a chat.

You’ll also have a chance to ask questions of the force’s most senior officer at the Town Hall today from 11am to 4pm.

Colin says there will be a display of drugs paraphernalia and leaflets to help inform parents about the dangers their children might face on the mainland.

During his trip, Stephen will go to St Agnes, the one island he hasn’t visited, where he’ll see the secure phone and laptop charging station created by Tim Hicks at Troytown Farm.

Tomorrow the Chief will join Five Islands School pupils for lunch at the new school with PCSO Shirley Graham, who’ll be running a session on bullying and how it should be tackled.

It’s the first community consultation event since Scilly’s new police Sergeant took up the role, following the departure of Charlie Craig in the summer.

UPDATE 13/10/2011 at 10:58am

Due to the weather, Stephen will now be travelling to the Islands on the Scillonian III, so will be attending the Town Hall session at 2:15pm.