Concerns growing as police front desk closures confirmed


Dan has asked local Conservatives to re-consider their decision to close the public enquiry desks at Bude and Launceston police stations. 

Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Tony Hogg, has confirmed his decision to close public enquiry desks in Bude and Launceston, as well as at Liskeard, Falmouth and Penzance police stations. 

Like many of his constituents, Dan is concerned about the prospect of only one part-time public enquiry desk at Bodmin police station serving over 80,000 people in our area. 

Commenting Dan said "I will be asking the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg to think again about his design to close the front desks at both Bude and Launceston police stations. If these closures go ahead, it could put people off reporting crimes and all see too many residents in North Cornwall face a lengthy and costly round trip to Bodmin just to hand in a lost wallet or handbag.

Poor staffing of the non-emergency 101 number is leading many people to give up when trying to contact the police as they cannot get through to operators. I fear that closing these enquiry offices will only service to increase this problem and could impact on the vital flow of information between local communities and their hardworking policing teams."

Cornish Liberal Democrat MPs have been campaigning to reform the police funding formula to try and secure a fairer funding settlement for Devon and Cornwall Police and alongside this Liberal Democrats are also campaigning to abolish police and crime commissioners. 

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