We produce an Annual Report and an Annual Engagement Report each year to inform the public, our partners and agencies of the progress that has been made against the Police and Crime Plan priorities.
Our latest annual report details the progress that has been made over the past 12 months towards our policing priorities.
Annual Engagement Report
Upon re-election in 2016, PCC Martyn Underhill pledged to publish an Annual Engagement Report to evidence engagement activities carried out by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).
In 2019/20, we engaged with nearly 7,500 people face-to-face at summer events, speaking engagements, conferences, community meetings, PCC surgeries and online via online surveys. We reached nearly five million people via our social media channels.
We delivered two formal public consultations this year: the Vulnerability in Dorset Survey and the Precept consultation, and a user-survey of Action Fraud, all of which received a combined figure of 6,831 responses from local people.
These facts and figures represent our best year so far for engagement. As before, we will not be complacent; we will strive to enhance and broaden the way in which we engage with Dorset’s residents and communities in 2020 and beyond.
Community Safety Survey
In addition, an annual postal survey of Dorset residents - the Community Safety Survey (CSS) - is also commissioned by the PCC. The reports below provide a summary of the annual results of the CSS: