Spit guards

The PCC writes to explain his view of spit guards, and how he intends to closely monitor their use as they are introduced by Dorset Police.

He writes: "It is quite clear that the people of Dorset, my constituents, support officers being protected from such attacks and spit guards will now form part of their kit, just like body worn video.

"That said, as the person elected to hold the Force to account, I give the people of Dorset my assurance that I, together with the independent "Use of Force Scrutiny Panel" will monitor and scrutinise the introduction and use of spit guards by Dorset Police as the roll out progresses."

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