Tractor joins Devon and Cornwall Police

It’ll be shown at events throughout the summer.

(Is this one of Alison Hernandez’ ideas? Owl hopes Neil Parish will behave himself!)

Devon and Cornwall Police have revealed the latest addition to their fleet in a bid to spread awareness of rural crime.

Radio Exe News

 The tractor is being leant to the force (courtesy: Devon and Cornwall Police)

A tractor has been leant to them by local agricultural and turf dealership Mason Kings and will be at across the region at agricultural shows and other events throughout the summer.

The force says the rural affairs team will use the new vehicle to raise awareness of the support it can give to those who are concerned and effected about issues such as agricultural plant, GPS and livestock theft.

Police constable Clarke Orchard said: “A huge part of our job is to connect to and be visible in our rural and agricultural communities.

“We work with local police neighbourhood teams to tackle rural crime and anti-social behaviour anywhere in our counties.

“Whilst this vehicle won’t be used operationally, it will be seen at various shows across the region, sparking conversations with farmers, highlighting crime prevention strategies, and engaging with those who might not interact with police teams normally.”

The tractor is making its debut at the Devon County Show.

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