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Meet the new Police Commander for Plymouth


Meet your new Police Commander for Plymouth

Chief Superintendent Matt Longman has been announced as the new Plymouth police commander following a promotion process that took place over the summer.

He is returning to the city following his posting as police commander for South Devon. Up until late 2019 Chief Superintendent Longman was responsible for operational policing throughout Plymouth and understands the city well, he said: “I am so pleased to be back in Plymouth and to be working with a fantastic team of officers and staff who are dedicated to keeping the communities that make up this diverse city safe.”

“We don’t do this alone in Plymouth. We work closely with a host of different organisations from the public, private and volunteer sectors to make sure that we get people the right help or support that they need. Making sure these partnerships keep working well will be a focus for my colleagues and myself.

“Plymouth has over 400 officers, PCOSs staff and volunteers who work hard every day to keep the city safe. I can’t wait to get started on working with the amazing team once again.”

Chief Superintendent Longman began his policing career in Hampshire and moved to the Devon and Cornwall force in 2003. He’s carried out a variety of roles throughout his career including the Director of Intelligence and the Partnership Superintendent for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. Until he recently worked in South Devon at the Basic Command Unit Chief Superintendent leading the busy team through the force response to COVID-19 and one of the busiest summers South Devon has ever seen.

You can follow Chief Superintendent Longman on twitter @Matt_Longman_





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