Skip to content Skip to menu

Map of Change



This interactive map shows where new initiatives or projects have been introduced since I was elected Police and Crime Commissioner in 2021. 

On the map you can see that work that has gone in to ensure that Dorset Police are visible and connected to the communities they serve. The map shows where 72 community contact points have been established in order to provide a facility to report crime and incidents as well as offer prevention and engagement opportunities for the public. This is just one part of the wider public contact work that is shown, which also includes the pilot opening of three police station front desks as well as the Rural Crime Teams engagement van pop ups.

I am a strong believer that it is not just the police that should be visible and connected. As the voice of the public in policing, I also try to ensure I get out across Dorset and the map shows all the public engagements I have attended since being elected and the annual engagement events attended by my office.

The map also shows the projects funded through both my Operation Relentless and Fix the Future Community Funds. So far there have been three rounds of the Operation Relentless Community Fund which have seen 31 organisations supported with more than £117,000 of funding for projects and initiatives that help to combat anti-social behaviour. Additionally, there have been two rounds of the Fix the Future Community Fund with over £90,000 of funding awarded to projects and initiatives which contribute to or benefit young people in the community by facilitating youth development and providing young people with opportunities.

Finally, the map also displays all the projects being backed through my office’s successful bid for over £780,000 of funding from round 5 of the Safer Streets fund. These projects are spread across the county and include CCTV, Consent Awareness Training, and ID scanners amongst others, all of which will help make Dorset a safer place for all. 

I hope you find this map a useful and informative tool, you can find out more about the work going on to make Dorset the safest county in my weekly newsletters.


David Sidwick

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner



Confirmation Required