Five apply for Devon and Cornwall chief constable post

Five people have applied to become chief constable of Devon and Cornwall Police, the force says.

Interviews will take place on 15 January and candidates will have to give a presentation and answer questions on their experience.

The appointment will be subject to a confirmation hearing by the force's Police and Crime Panel on 8 February.

Acting Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer has led the force since March 2012.

The candidates, who have not been named, will be interviewed by a five-strong selection and interview panel including new Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg.

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