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Publish an annual report highlighting the views of Dorset residents

As part of his election manifesto in 2016, the PCC stated: “I will publish an annual community engagement report, highlighting the views of the people. This report will inform the Chief Constable, the Force and myself.”

In line with this commitment, Annual Engagement Reports have been published for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years. A 2019/20 report will be published in 2020.

Reports are published online and available via the following link:

Annual Engagement Reports

The Annual Engagement Report allows for greater transparency, accountability and public scrutiny of the PCC’s current engagement approach, empowering residents to become more involved in generating new ideas to more effectively bring policing to the heart of all communities in Dorset.

Information contained within the 2018/19 report highlights our key consultation and engagement activities across the year, covering issues such as the annual policing budget and precept; the merger proposal between Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police; our summer event programme; Scrutiny Panels; public contact and correspondence; PCC Surgeries; online and social media reach; and progress against our specific objectives regarding engagement with four specifically identified groups – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Youth, Elderly and Rural.

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