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Chief Constable

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced senior police officers for the post of Chief Constable.

A beautiful place to live and work, Dorset boasts a high performing force with one of the highest levels of public confidence in the country. The successful candidate will be expected to build on the strong relationships which exist between the Force and our communities and set out a clear path for continuous improvement and performance.



Critical to this will be strong understanding and demonstrable leadership in the areas of fighting crime, value for money, productivity and efficiency as well as public protection, vulnerability and prevention. This balanced perspective will be essential to address the strategic financial and demand challenges facing the Force and the wider police service. 


The successful candidate will build on the current position and continue to drive performance and public outcomes – reducing crime and ASB, improving investigation outcomes, victims’ services, and making a difference to those who live, work or visit Dorset.


The salary is £151,813 plus the usual expenses and allowances applicable to this level of seniority, including reasonable removal/relocation expenses. The appointment will be subject to vetting and medical clearances and to the provisions of the Police Acts, Regulations and Determinations. The Police and Crime Commissioner has discretion to vary the salary by up to 10%, to £166,996, on appointment for exceptional candidates.


The closing date for applications is midday, Friday 16 December 2022.


In the first instance, interested candidates should contact Simon Bullock, Chief Executive to the Police and Crime Commissioner at


Find out more by watching our PCC David Sidwick talk about our next Chief Constable -


Read more about the role in our Information Pack




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