Anti Social Behaviour

Although anti-social behaviour is not a crime, the Police can act to stop the behaviour and keep communities safe by following a 3 step process.

Cannabis Edibles

Edibles are food products that may contain cannabis. There are many forms of edibles, including sweets, gummies, and lollipops.

County Lines

Gangs and organised criminal networks export illegal drugs out of bigger cities into smaller towns. They can exploit children and vulnerable adults to move and store drugs and money.

Cyber Bullying

When a bully uses the internet as a tool to abuse someone, this is known as cyber bullying or online bullying. As a parent, guardian or carer it doesn’t matter if you don’t understand internet technology, you can still help your child if they are being bullied online.

Domestic Abuse

We define domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.


Information and guidance about drugs, including education resources, links and documents.


Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of child sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity.


Information and guidance about gambling, including education resources, links and documents.

Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) is developmentally inappropriate sexual behaviour which is displayed by children and young people and which may be harmful or abusive.

Hate Crime

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity.


Most young people will never commit a crime or be involved with the police, but it does happen. If you have or are suspected of having committed a crime, a number of things can happen.

Online Safety

Online safety refers to the act of staying safe online. It is also commonly known as internet safety, e-safety and cyber safety.


Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

School Incidents: When to report to the Police

Guidance for schools about when to call the police to support with various incidents.

Sending nudes

Sending nudes, or sexting are the words used to describe the sharing of personal sexual content electronically (Youth Produced Sexual Imagery).

Stop and Search

The police have the power to stop and search to protect members of the community. We know being stop and searched can be a scary or annoying process but remember it is an important tool the police have to keep us safe.

Trauma Informed

Understanding vulnerability and being trauma informed ​is a key area of business that Devon & Cornwall police are exploring as part of the evidence based policing being led through the Prevention Department.

Uniform database

In order to assist the officers and staff to identify potential victims of grooming, sexual abuse and other crimes, we are encouraging schools to sign up to our School Uniform database.

Violence against Women and Girls

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

Work Experience Online

Welcome to our online experience programme. On this site you can find out about various roles in the police service and take part in some interactive activities.