What should Dorset Police prioritise over the next 4 years? Tell us your views

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Martyn Underhill is urging Dorset residents to take part in a consultation which will help him set the priorities for policing Dorset over the next four years.

What should Dorset Police prioritise over the next 4 years? Tell us your views


The Commissioner is keen that residents, businesses, community groups and partners take part in the consultation which is live until 25 January and available by clicking here.

Multiple locations across Dorset will be visited by the PCC and his team next week, to give the public of Dorset the opportunity to share their views face-to-face.

Having met with thousands of residents during his first term in office, the four key areas Martyn believes should be the key priorities for Dorset Police are: protecting people at risk of harm, working with our communities, supporting victims, witnesses and reducing re-offending and transforming for the future.

Martyn Underhill, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner said: “Listening to the views of local people is one of the most important parts of my role and it is vital the new policing plan reflects the views of Dorset’s communities and the significant changes to policing over the last four years. Residents have a right to feel safe and this is your chance to let me know what is important to you.

“I will be holding a webchat on Tuesday 10 January between 6pm and 7.30pm for residents to ask any questions they may have in relation to the policing priorities and council tax consultations I am running at the moment. You can take part by clicking here.”

The Police and Crime Commissioner has a statutory responsibility for setting a Police and Crime Plan to cover the duration of his term. This sets the strategic direction for policing in the county and will go live from March 2017, running to March 2021.

To monitor progress against the plan, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will publish an annual report detailing work being undertaken towards meeting the objectives within the plan.

A paper copy of the survey is available by calling 01202 229084 and roadshow event information can be found here

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