Police And Crime Commissioner Won’t Seek Re-Election
Tony Hogg has today announced that he will not seek re-election as Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly next May.
Mr Hogg, a former Culdrose helicopter pilot, was elected as Conservative candidate in November 2012.
He’s says he feels that he’s done a good job but he wants to retire as he’s approaching his 70th birthday.
Tony is proud of his achievements and says one of his priorities during the last eight months of his tenure is to improve police funding.
He’s recently launched a petition for a fairer deal for the South West after revealing Devon and Cornwall Police receive the equivalent of £104 per head of population, while the Metropolitan Police get £226.
Mr Hogg says that the longest stretch of coastline in the UK and more than 300 ports and harbours increases potential for human trafficking, slavery and illegal movement of goods in the region.
Although he says that neighbourhood policing across the region may be at risk without a fair settlement, Tony says it would be “difficult to imagine” the numbers in Scilly being reduced because of our location.