It’s important to know what’s happening in your area and who the people are protecting you and your family.


For the easiest way to keep on top of this information, follow our handy links below. From the latest Devon and Cornwall Police news and reporting a crime to the Boat Watch Scheme and finding out who your local policing team are, it’s all here.


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Posted: 8 months ago

You’ll find St Austell Police Station at 1 Palace Road (PL25 4AL) with opening times of 9am-1.15pm and 2pm-5pm, Monday to Friday. The office is closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.


Each area within St Austell Bay has its own local policing team and priorities. Find yours below.


The local policing team for St Austell town is: Insp Edward Gard, Sgt Innes Dowlen, PC John Hamley, PCSO Graham Wade, PCSO Julie Carpenter and PCSO Wendy Christophers. 


The area’s priorities are: to reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour by targeting identified hotspots and begging.


Treverbyn and Roche


Local policing team: Insp Gard, Sgt Innes Dowlen, PC Kevin Morcom and PCSO Steven Tibbles.


Priorities: Graffiti and to prevent and respond to harm.


Grampound and Mevagissey


Local policing team: Insp Gard, Sgt Innes Dowlen, PC Kevin Morcom and PCSO Yasmin Dingle.


Priorities: To prevent and respond to harm and to protect vulnerable people.


St Blazey and Tywardreath


Local policing team: Insp Gard, Sgt Innes Dowlen, PC Andrew Barnicoat and PCSO Rebecca Harris.


Priorities: Anti social behaviour and speeding.


Lostwithiel and Fowey


Local policing team: Insp Gard, Sgt Innes Dowlen, PC Andrew Barnicoat, PCSO Jamie Ward, PCSO Lloyd Paynter and PCSO Natalie Merrikin.


Priorities: Speeding traffic through Lostwithiel.


St Stephen and St Dennis


Local policing team: Insp Gard, Sgt Innes Dowlen, PC Kevin Morcom and PCSO Ally Relf,


Priorities: To prevent and respond to harm and to identify and protect vulnerable people.


Make sure you are kept informed with what crimes are committed in your local area. Visit our Devon and Cornwall Alert information and sign up to the free service today.


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Do you want to be kept informed of crime news and updates in your area? Then you’ll want to sign up to the free, two-way community messaging service run by Devon and Cornwall Police.


The system, called Devon and Cornwall Alert, helps to connect the police with residents and tells you what is happening in your area. It also gives people the opportunity to respond directly with any information.


Residents need to register for the service and from there, it allows you to choose the type of information you would like to receive, including crime and anti-social behaviour, witness appeals, crime prevention, community events and local good news.


Once you’ve subscribed, you’ll be sent relevant information about selected incidents the police believe will help reduce the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour – or instances where it might help them solve a crime. When logged in, you will have full access to the website and can see a full list of crime updates issued by the service.


The system will see officers email you with their crime messages and updates. On rare occasions, when the police wish to get information out in an emergency, they will text you if you’ve supplied your mobile number.


When you’ve received a message from the Force, you can hit reply within their message and send them your comments, thoughts and any information you may have relevant to their message. However, if you are experiencing an emergency, you are urged to call 999, rather than replying.


The emails you are sent are not confidential and police officers actively encourage you to share the information with friends, family and neighbours to help spread the word throughout the community.


It’s hoped the service will complement existing Neighbourhood Watch Schemes that run in the area. Devon and Cornwall Alert is linked to the national Neighbourhood Watch ‘Our Watch’ system and aims to improve the way in which police and Watch schemes are able to communication with and support each other.


Signing up is simple and easy. You’ll need to complete a registration form online which will allow you to customize what kind of information you want to receive. It only takes a few minutes and can be done here.


Remember you can report crime by calling 101, emailing or online at In an emergency you should always dial 999 – this is when life is threatened, people are injured, offenders are nearby or immediate action is required.




Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Turning cooler. High 14C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.

Sunday Night


A few passing clouds. Low 8C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 km/h.



Cloudy. High 14C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30 km/h.

Monday Night


Cloudy. Low near 10C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h.



Cloudy with showers. High 13C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.

Tuesday Night


Showers in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 8C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.



Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers and windy conditions developing in the afternoon. High 12C. Winds W at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.

Wednesday Night


Partly cloudy skies. Low 7C. Winds WNW at 25 to 40 km/h.

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