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Changing of the Guard

30th December 2020

Matt Dixon

It is with a “heavy heart” that Truro’s top cop will end his four-year tenure on Tuesday.
Inspector Rick Milburn, together with neighbourhood team leader sergeant Marc Sayers, will be taking up new roles within the Force.
Insp Milburn said in a statement: “I write with mixed emotions to inform you that from Tuesday, January 5 2021, both myself and Sergeant Marc Sayers, my neighbourhood team leader, will be moving onto new roles within the organisation.
“I have been lucky enough to hold this role for over four years now. Throughout that period we have seen many changes and faced many challenges but I have felt supported by each and every one of you and for that I would like to thank you.”
Rick, who began his policing career in St Austell in 2004, will become detective inspector for West Cornwall’s public protection unit team which investigates child abuse and works to safeguard children and adults from abuse.
He said: “When on the main drivers for me joining the police 16 years ago was to protect people, so whilst it is unpleasant to know that these things go on, I welcome the opportunity to have a positive impact and improve things for children, because these crimes can have an effect on the rest of their lives.”
Insp Milburn will be based in the west of the county, while Sgt Sayers will become detective inspector of the Sexual Offences and Domestic Investigation Team.