2013-2017 Police & Crime Plan

Martyn Underhill was re-elected as Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner in 2016, giving him an opportunity to build upon progress made under his first Police & Crime Plan for Dorset.

2013-2017 Police & Crime Plan

In consultation with the public, the Commissioner set 6 core policing priorities for Dorset Police in his inaugural term of office. These priorities formed the Police & Crime Plan, which set the strategic direction for Dorset Police for 2013-2017.

You can read the Commissioner’s reflections upon his first term of office in his blog. For an overview of the key achievements made under the 2013-2017 Police & Crime Plan for Dorset, read this newsletter.

 

PRIORITY 1 - Reducing the number of victims of crime in Dorset

Under this priority, the Commissioner set out key commitments…

  • The Commissioner funded the expansion of the work of the Victims’ Bureau to ensure support is provided throughout the victim journey across the Criminal Justice System and beyond.
  • The Commissioner invested in the overhaul of the Dorset Police website so that victims have ready access to the information they need.
  • The Commissioner was the first PCC to locally commission the services of the independent charity Victim Support. 

READ FULL DETAILS OF THE PRIORITY HERE


PRIORITY 2 - Reduce the number of people seriously harmed in Dorset

Under this priority, the Commissioner set out key commitments…

  • The Commissioner focused on repeat and targeted victims, irrespective of the type of crime or incident to which they are subjected, as well as those suffering from the most serious offences such as serious sexual offences, domestic abuse and hate crime.
  • The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) was commissioned to support victims of sexual violence.

READ FULL DETAILS OF THE PRIORITY HERE


 PRIORITY 3 - Protect from serious threats

Under this priority, the Commissioner set out key commitments…

  • The Chief Constable and OPCC provided and continues to provide local people with information to raise their awareness of risks in relation to cyber-crime and how to stay safe on-line.
  • Dorset Police shared information with partners wherever possible so that they could effectively play their part in protecting the community from threats. For example, Project Griffin which engaged the business community in countering terrorist activity.

READ FULL DETAILS OF THE PRIORITY HERE


PRIORITY 4 - Reducing re-offending in Dorset

Under this priority, the Commissioner set out key commitments…

  • The Commissioner explored more advanced tagging of offenders and introduced a voluntary tagging scheme to Dorset.
  • The Commissioner and the OPCC considered specific interventions for female offenders and war veterans. Both cohorts of offenders have complex motives and needs and a specialised response is needed for both groups.

READ FULL DETAILS OF THE PRIORITY HERE


PRIORITY 5 - Increasing satisfaction in policing in Dorset

Under this priority, the Commissioner set out key commitments…

  • The Commissioner provided funding for a Body Worn Video (BWV) pilot for officers to increase accountability, reduce complaints, raise public confidence and lead to more convictions.
  • Work was carried out to further develop the Victim First programme so that the criminal justice journey is a much better experience.

READ FULL DETAILS OF THE PRIORITY HERE


PRIORITY 6 - Support neighbourhood policing

Under this priority, the Commissioner set out key commitments…

  • The Commissioner safeguarded neighbourhood policing in Dorset through effective financial management.
  • In response to community feedback the Commissioner protected the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) role as an essential part of Neighbourhood Policing.

READ FULL DETAILS OF THE PRIORITY HERE


 

 

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