A NAVAL commodore and former warship captain has been selected as the Conservative police commissioner candidate.
The Conservative Party has put forward Tony Hogg for the November election of the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.
Commodore Hogg is the former Commanding Officer of RNAS Culdrose in Helston.
He trained at Britannia Naval College in Dartmouth, and captained five ships including HMS Chatham, based at Devonport.
His appointment follows a series of US-style 'primaries' in locations across the region including Plymouth.
Commodore Hogg said: "I am honoured to have been selected. Police and Crime Commissioners are a new role but will ensure that the public have a direct say in local policing priorities for the first time."
Labour has already chosen Plymouth councillor Nicky Williams as its candidate.
Directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners will have the power to appoint and replace chief constables, set budgets and strategy.
The election to the new office will be held on November 15. The post in Devon and Cornwall is set to fetch a salary of £85,000.
Mr Hogg was selected ahead of Torbay councillor Alison hernandez and former prison officer Tony Biddle from Honiton.