Last Day In Job For Chief Constable

Stephen Otter on St Mary's during last year's Royal visit

It’s Stephen Otter’s last day as Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall today.

The Southwest’s most senior policeman has visited the islands each year and came to Scilly to personally oversee the policing of the Royal visit last year.

He got the job after serving as Deputy Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset and had spells in Hong Kong and for the Metropolitan police.

When he took on the role, aged 44 in 2006, he said becoming a chief constable was his career goal and that Devon and Cornwall were wonderful places.

Stephen takes up a position with the Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

Deputy Chief constable Shaun Sawyer will fill the role until a replacement is found.