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Chief Constable

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

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) invites applications for the post of Chief Constable of Dorset Police.


Dorset is one of the highest performing police services in England and Wales: we are rated 'good' overall by HMICFRS; have the ninth lowest crime rate; and are supported by consistently strong levels of public confidence. 


Despite this, the PCC recognises our current and future challenges and wishes to appoint a Chief Constable who shares a vision of continuous improvement and who understands that policing is at its best when it represents, works with and strengthens our communities.   


The PCC is seeking an exceptional and proven leader who will build on past successes, deliver the priorities as set out in his Police and Crime Plan, and drive the Force towards being ‘outstanding’.


From the PCC, the successful candidate will have a partner who will provide challenge, direction and support. Together, the PCC and the Chief Constable can tackle not only, the things that matter to our local residents, but also, the complex and high harms that drive demand.  As Chief Constable, you will be expected to further develop our shared culture of innovation and transformation, not only across their respective teams, but across the wider partnership landscape.


Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined within relevant guidance, and the PCC’s preferred candidate will be subject to a Confirmation Hearing of the Police and Crime Panel.


This is a fixed-term appointment, and the salary, benefits and allowances on offer are in accordance with the provisions of relevant Police Acts, Regulations and Determinations.  


If you share the PCC’s ambition, and desire to lead a well-regarded and high-performing force then please register your interest with the PCC’s Chief Executive, Simon Bullock, in the first instance on or 01202 229082.


The full application pack and supporting information can be downloaded below.


Information Pack

Chief Constable Candidate Assessment

Application Form and Monitoring Form


The closing date for applications is 28 June 2021 at midday.

Interviews will be held on 20 July 2021. 


Confirmation Required