Some people here in Plymouth Moor View have been asking my view in recent weeks on the proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall Police with the Dorset force. My view: now is not the time for a merger that could shift focus away from tackling rising serious and violent crime we’ve had in our communities, and tie up precious resources in merger bureaucracy. Rebuilding & supporting community policing is what people tell me they want. And I won’t stop making the case for that.