NEW Police lead for South Devon Superintendent Glen Mayhew has met with partner agencies to discuss community and policing priorities at the end of his first month in charge and is delighted with the work that is being delivered.
With overall control for policing in Torbay, Teignbridge and the South Hams, Supt Mayhew has responsibility for over 300 employees and on observing his teams over the last few week, Supt Mayhew said: "There has been great work delivered across South Devon by local officers and partner agencies. My role is to support the development of this work and ensure we seek to deliver consistent high standards."
He added: "We are all facing unique challenges as demand changes and organisations continue to design ways to deal with financial cuts.
"This poses both challenges and opportunities, but the key will be effective partnership working with other agencies and with local communities."
Having grown up in South Devon, Supt Mayhew first began his career with Devon & Cornwall Police twenty years ago as a Police Constable in Plymouth. Since then, he has held key responsibilities for critical and major incidents across the Force.
More recently he was Director of Intelligence, working across the whole of the South West to tackle organised crime groups.
He has extensive experience of operational policing including the command of Firearms operations, major incidents and high profile public order incidents.