Merger - Public Meetings update

The Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill is holding a series of public meetings across Dorset to speak about the proposed merger between Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police.

The Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill is holding a series of public meetings across Dorset to speak about the proposed merger between Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police.

The time and venue for the meeting in Bridport has now been confirmed. Martyn will be giving a presentation on the proposed merger at the Sir John Colfox Academy between 2pm - 4pm on 17 August. There will a be time for a question and answer session after the presentation.

  • Sherborne (Digby Memorial Church Hall) -  between 10am and 12noon on 14 August
  • Blandford (Durweston Village Hall) – between 2pm and 4pm on 14 August
  • Lyme Regis (Woodmead Hall) – between 10.30am and 12.30pm on 17 August
  • Bridport (The Sir John Colfox Academy) – between 2pm - 4pm on 17 August
  • Bournemouth (St Mark’s Church, Wallisdown Road) – between 6pm and 8pm on 20 August
  • Christchurch (Druitt Room at Christchurch Library) - between 10am and 12noon on 22 August

* Please note, the times shown are when the presentations and Q&A will take place.

The meetings are your chance to find out more about the merger proposal, so you can make a more informed decision when completing the Future Policing survey. No final decisions have been made yet and the public are encouraged to share their views via the survey.

The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and the PCC will be at various events across Dorset this summer – please do come along and meet us if you can. We will be at the Festival of Wellbeing (10 August), the Gillingham and Shaftsbury Show (15 August), the Melplash Show (23 August), Bournemouth Air Festival (31 August) and the Dorset County Show (1 and 2 September).

Full details of public events either hosted or attended by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) can be found on the events calendar on the Dorset OPCC website: https://www.dorset.pcc.police.uk/events/calendar/.

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