About the G7 Summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hosting fellow world leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US, and invited leaders from Australia, India, South Africa and South Korea, in Carbis Bay and St Ives between 11 and 13 June. The Summit is the main event of the UK’s G7 Presidency 2021.

While G7 2021 is led by the UK Government, responsibility for security and policing has been delegated to Devon and Cornwall’s Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer.

Devon & Cornwall Police are honoured and proud to have been trusted with the responsibility for the policing command of the G7 Summit, and we are excited to play our part in this historic opportunity for Cornwall.

The most important operational outcome of G7 is to ensure that the event passes safely for the international delegates and the community, leaving a positive legacy for the people of Cornwall and the wider peninsula.

We will be keeping you up-to-date about the event and regular news can be found on this site.  Our officers and staff will also be out and about in the community talking to people and listening to any concerns in the run up to and during the Summit.

About policing the G7 Summit

The G7 Summit offers a fantastic opportunity for our officers and staff to showcase their operational excellence and world class policing skills on a global stage.

Devon & Cornwall Police have been preparing for the G7 Summit for months, working closely with the Government, partner agencies and other police forces who have led similar policing operations.

This is a sizable logistical task and a considerable number of specialist and public order trained officers will be drafted in from other UK police forces to support the operation.  This will enable the Force to police the event while maintaining existing day-to-day policing services and minimising disruption to local residents and businesses. 

Public safety is our top priority and we remain a 24/7 service. We are well prepared for any policing issues that may arise. Our robust plans are tried and tested, and will be continually monitored and developed based on what is happening nationally with the Summit arrangements.

In the run up to the Summit this site will be used to provide important updates on everything from road closures to the latest news.

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer
Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer

Watch Inspector Simon Arliss talk about our neighbourhood style and tone for policing the G7 Summit.

Sergeant Chris Pusey explains Project Servator and this policing tactic keeps our communities safe. For more information about Project Servator, visit dc.police.uk/projectservator.

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You may have seen our officers carrying out searches in local communities ahead of the G7 summit. They’re trained to search in a variety of locations and terrain to keep you safe. Learn more about our search capabilities in some more complex environments.

As we welcome 5,000 officers to assist us at G7, how are we accommodating and feeding them in an environmental and sustainable way? How are we supporting the Cornish economy? Hear more about our logistical planning operation from Chief Inspector Vicky Howell.

We recognise people's right to protest at G7 and have been working with around 30 groups to date to facilitate peaceful and lawful protest. Hear more about our approach from our protest commander, Superintendent Ryan Doyle.

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