Tri-Service Safey Officers

Reducing the demand on our emergency services

Tri-Service Safety Officers primarily focus on engagement, early intervention, prevention and reducing demand for police, fire and ambulance service as well as responding to critical incidents on behalf of the fire and ambulance service. 

The role is jointly funded by all three emergencies services - Devon & Cornwall Police, South Western Ambulance Service (NHS) Foundation Trust and Cornwall Fire, Rescue & Community Safety Service.


From Friday 8 February 2019, eight further Tri-Service Safety officers will officially become operational across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

The new Tri-Service Safety Officers will join the existing officers making a total of 10 across the county and will be visible across towns and villages from 1 April 2019.

Tri-Service Officers are now located in: St Just, Hayle, St. Ives, Fowey and Polruan, Perranporth, St. Dennis, Looe, Lostwithiel, Bude and Liskeard.

Meet our new Tri-Service Safety Officers

Phil Whittingham, TSSO - LooePhil Whittingham

“I am Phil Whittingham, dog owner and married father of one.

I joined Cornwall Fire and Rescue as an on call Firefighter in 2016 having previously worked for over 15 years as a Funeral Director serving a range of diverse communities throughout the United Kingdom.

I enjoy many outdoor pursuits including running, cycling and paddle boarding. I am excited to be part of this initiative to serve and support my community.”

Mesha Wardman, TSSO - St. JustMesha Wardman

“I am Mesha Wardman and I am going to be the Tri-Service Safety Officer for the St. Just area.

A big passion of mine is sport, I am an avid CrossFitter and Surf Lifesaving athlete, representing my country at European and World Championships for the past decade. This has enabled me the fantastic opportunity to travel all over the World, including seasons in Australia and New Zealand.

Before this post I work predominantly as an RNLI Beach Lifeguard for the past eight years, alongside completing my Degree at the University of Bath.

I am very much looking forward to undertaking this exciting role and help serve the community of St. Just.”

Jack Wellington, TSSO - LostwithielJack Wellington

“My name is Jack Wellington.  I am 25 years old and I have worked as a firefighter in Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service for almost 6 years. I began this career in July 2013 as an on-call firefighter for Bude, where I completed my training and became a competent firefighter alongside becoming a qualified water rescue technician.

Within the last 18 months I have broadened my skill  set through working as a wholetime firefighter at both Bodmin and Liskeard stations.  Here I gained a specialist skill as a line rescue technician and expanded my knowledge through completing an incident commander course.

I was also part of the Liskeard Community Safety Pilot which gave me an insight in to working collaboratively with other multi agencies and reiterated the importance of community safety work.   All of these experiences have set me in good stead to begin my role as a Tri-Service Safety Officer in Lostwithiel.”

Myghal Larter, TSSO - Fowey and PolruanMyghal Larter

“I grew up in South West Cornwall, at the age of 16 I joined the British Army.  This career path gave me the opportunity to travel all over the world, it was an exciting and enjoyable career specialising in Mechanical Engineering.

After twelve years I was ready for a new challenge so I left the Army and I found my feet as a Communities Instructor.  This role enabled me to help vulnerable people around the county.

My passion away from work is Triathlon and I will be competing in an Ironman this summer.”

Dave Halford, TSSO - St DennisDave Halford

“My name is Dave Halford. I grew up on the north coast spending a lot of time in the water and was a keen surf lifesaver for over 10 years.  As well as all things water, I have many interests including mountain biking, Triathlon, and marathon running.

I joined the Fire Service in 2006 as an On-Call Firefighter and have been serving my local community ever since.  Over the last two years I have worked as a whole-time Firefighter at Penzance then at Newquay.

I am looking forward to building on my Fire Service experiences, using the knowledge and skills I have gained and transferring them into my new  Tri-Service role.”

Phillip Graham, TSSO - PerranporthPhillip Graham

“My name is Phillip Graham and I will be the new Tri-Service Safety Officer (TSSO) working for and within the community of Perranporth.

Prior to taking up this fantastic opportunity I was a Police Community Support Officer for nearly seven years, working in Camborne and then Truro.  This role gave me an excellent grounding into partnership working which I will take forward with me in my new role.

I am very excited to have been selected as part of this unique collaboration which I know will provide an innovative approach to resolving community safety matters in Perranporth.”

Adrian Hart, TSSO - HayleAdrian Hart

“My name is Adrian Hart and I am the new Tri Service Safety Officer for the community of Hayle, previous to this role I worked for the Royal mail as a Postman for almost 20 years before joining Devon and Cornwall Police as a PCSO in 2016.

I gained much experience in my PCSO role serving the Redruth area and very much enjoyed working with members of the community and endeavoured to constantly build relationships with partner agencies.

I feel being a PCSO gave me excellent grounding for the Tri Service role and I am looking forward to making positive relationships with all the people of Hayle and very much excited by this opportunity.”

Tarryn Brown, TSSO - St. IvesTarryn Brown

“I am Tarryn Brown. I was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to the UK 10 years ago after falling in love with the beauty of Cornwall’s landscape and its people.

I worked for the RNLI for over 9 years as well as in primary education.  These community focussed positions led me to become a fire fighter volunteer and into this great new role.

I love being outdoors and in the sea. I have represented the UK and South Africa in six different sports. One of my greatest achievements is winning a double gold for Great Britain in Surf Lifesaving."

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