Devon and Cornwall Police launches competition to name its new tractor

Devon and Cornwall Police are asking the public to help choose a name for its newest tractor. 

Devon and Cornwall Police are asking the local youngsters to help them choose a name for the newest tractor. 
Devon & Cornwall Police’s rural affairs team is asking children to choose the official name of the newest addition to their fleet – the police tractor.

The machine has been loaned to the police team, free of charge, by a local agricultural machinery dealership, Masons Kings. 

The officers are now asking young community members to enter the competition and send them their best name suggestions. 

Help from local youngsters needed 

The competition launched on Wednesday 15th May and will be open until midnight on Sunday 9th June 2024. 

The participants must be aged 12 or under and live in Devon, Cornwall, or the Isles of Scilly. Entrants are reminded to obtain permission from their parent or guardian before participating.   

The winning name will be chosen by assistant chief constable Glen Mayhew. 

The winner will receive a small prize as well as an invitation to meet the rural affairs team. 

The tractor’s name will be announced at the Woofstock Festival on Saturday 15th June 2024. 

Last year, four-year-old Reuben named another police tractor the Optimus Crime. 

Enter the competition here

Reuben came up with the name Optimus Crime. 

Successful previous edition

Police constable Clarke Orchard of the Rural Affairs Team said: “As we expected, the tractor sparked lots of opportunities for conversations with farmers from across the county last year and we received a fantastic response from the public.

“Following countless questions from children, we also launched a competition to ‘name the tractor’ and received more than 500 entries.

“This year, we’re excited to launch the competition again and are reaching out to young residents of Devon and Cornwall to see what great names they come up with this year.”

General manager at Masons Kings, Peter Endacott, added: “As a family-run business deeply rooted in the local community, we are honoured to partner with Devon & Cornwall Police to raise awareness of rural crime.

“Last year’s campaign was a tremendous success and we are committed to doing everything we can to support our customers.”

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