3.41 AM Thursday 26 May 2016

Our Priorities

The Police and Crime Plan 2013 - 2017Dorset is one of the safest counties in the UK in which to live. We are totally committed to working to make our county an even safer and better place in which to live, but we can't do it on our own. Throughout history policing has been most effective when the community and the police work together, helping each other to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

We have set our operational priorities which have been based on today's risks and from what our communities and the Police and Crime Commissioner have told us  are areas of concern. Each year these priorities are reviewed and throughout the year we will work with the PCC to ensure the Force is focused on them.


Our Priorities:


Purple balls  You can download the full Police and Crime Plan 2013 - 2017 by following this link (2.46MB PDF) >



Force Values

The values of Dorset Police apply to all our dealings with individuals, communities and each other.

Link to download the Force Values - Bringing our Values to Life booklet (2.55MB PDF) - Link opens new windowThese are the standards for which we strive and by which we wish to be judged.

The Force values are:


We are honest, trustworthy and genuinely accountable


We are committed to excellence and delivering the highest quality of service


We act impartially, treating all according to their needs


We treat all with dignity and value difference

A booklet has been produced featuring a selection of stories illustrating how these values have been brought to life. It can be accessed and downloaded via this link (2.55MB PDF) >

A non-graphical text version of the booklet can be viewed by following this link (69kb MS Word .doc) >




Our Equality Objectives

"The purpose of setting specific, measurable equality objectives is to help listed authorities to better perform the general equality duty, focusing on the outcomes to be achieved.  Equality objectives help focus attention on the priority equality issues within an organisation in order to deliver improvements in policy making, service delivery and employment, including resource allocation."

Source: Objectives and the equality duty: A guide for public authorities -  Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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