Responsible governance

Writing in Police Professional, the PCC and Dorset Chief Constable James Vaughan describe the need for an ambitious programme of reform across policing.

He writes: "Given the national picture we have described, the nature of the challenges faced by a good force such as Dorset, and the growing body of opinion that the system as it stands is not fit for purpose, it seems to us that we are led to an inescapable conclusion. 

"To achieve the changes required, particularly when it comes to force mergers, the Government needs to provide leadership to achieve the Home Secretary’s objective of 'a smarter and better police system which is more collaborative'."

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