Sergeant Olly Tayler QPM, Devon & Cornwall Police

Olly joined Devon and Cornwall Police in 1993 and during his service has worked in numerous areas of policing including Response, Neighbourhood, Specialist Operations and Crime Reduction.  Prior to promotion to sergeant, Olly worked as a schools’ officer in Torbay where he worked with young people in all secondary schools across the Bay delivering personal, health and social education across a range of subjects including road safety related matters. 

Olly was then seconded to the High Sheriff of Devon to set up ‘Crimebeat’ within Devon, Crimebeat is the charity of the High Sheriff’s Association and enables young people to make a difference in their local communities.

Olly joined roads policing approximately 10 years ago and during that time has attended and investigated countless fatal road traffic collisions. As a lead investigating officer for serious injury and fatal collisions he is all too aware of the consequences of poor decision making behind the wheel.

Olly was awarded the Queens Police Medal (QPM) in the 2015 New Years Honours List for distinguished and exceptional service and when presented it by the Queen in October 2015 she made the point of asking him about his work in road safety and with young drivers.

Presentation: The Honest Truth
Ten years ago a tragic fatal collision in South Devon claimed the lives of three young people and was the catalyst for the formation of The Honest Truth project.  As one of the original members of the project Sgt Olly Tayler will present an insight into roads policing today and as Ambassador for The Honest Truth charity, the new generation of educational materials being provided to driving instructors.