Dorset 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.
You can download
the full Police and Crime Plan 2013 - 2017 by
following this link (2.46MB PDF) >
The values of Dorset Police apply to all our dealings
with individuals, communities and each other.
These are the standards for which we strive and by
which we wish to be judged.
The Force values are:
We are honest, trustworthy and
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
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
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.
For information on our Equality Objectives, please
follow this link >