In the Spotlight

Each month, we will be finding out a little bit more about some of the people that contribute to our town. This month, Bude Life caught up with local police sergeant, Dave Flynn to find out a little bit more about him.

What’s your role?
Sergeant based out of Bude

How old are you?

When did you start your role in Bude?
I transferred to Devon and Cornwall police in 2009, having begun my career in Avon and Somerset in 2003

What’s the best moment of your career? (apart from being interviewed for Bude Life)
There have been quite a few, but catching a burglar red-handed coming out of a shop.

What are your pet hates?

What’s your favourite meal?
My wife’s All in one spicy pork meal

What’s your favourite football team?
Manchester City – hoping that we comfortably win the league next season!

What’s your favourite film?
The Green Mile or Home Alone at Christmas time

What’s your favourite band?

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love football, walking and cycling

What was your most memorable police call out?
A sheep on a narrow country lane, and this after working 6 years in a city centre!

If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?
– Some music
– A good book
– A boat to help get me off it!

What’s your biggest regret?
Not travelling the world more when younger

What do you particularly enjoy in your role?
The camaraderie between my colleagues

If you weren’t a policeman, what other job would you want to do?
International Cricket Umpire

If you could change something in Bude, what would it be?
The cost of parking in the beach car parks

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