Alison Hernandez is the elected police and crime commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
My passion is in championing the underdog which is why, on election, I quickly established my vision of Safe, Resilient, Connected Communities.
Prior to my election I predominantly worked in public service except for a four year stint running my own management consultancy, working internationally helping companies with business improvement, particularly in the housing and transport industry.
My public service work in the UK has mainly focused on tackling poverty and crime in the south west. My first role in public office was as an elected councillor in Torquay where I won a national award for my efforts to involve and engage constituents online.
I grew up in Torquay and attended Torquay Girls Grammar School before going on to secure a BSC Hons in Sociology at Kingston University and post-graduate studies in marketing at Plymouth business school. I still live in south Devon with my young daughter and when not working my interests include watching Netflix boxsets and sleeping!
It is a privilege to serve the people of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as your police and crime commissioner. I will do all I can to ensure you have the best police service in the country and to keep you safe.
I will continue to listen to your views on what does and doesn’t work well with policing in your communities.
The Police and Crime Plan, which has been co-produced with the Chief Constable, sets out the strategic priorities for policing in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for 2017-2020. It is the result of the biggest consultation into police issues ever held in Devon and Cornwall.
My aim is to have excellent policing, co-ordinated wider public services and resilient self-supporting communities. In that way we can all play our part in keeping each other safe.
Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are fantastic places – my goal is to ensure that we are all able to play our part in ensuring that the peninsula remains the envy of the rest of the country.