This page will be updated at specific times during the
application process to keep applicants informed of progress.
23 November 2011
The financial situation in relation to police budgets and the
continuing impact upon recruitment has been reviewed.
The Human Resources Department will be issuing an update to
existing applicants by 31 December 2011.
10 January 2011
The impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review and reduction in
police budget has now been considered by Dorset Police.
In particular, the impact of upon recruitment has been
assessed. The Human Resources Department is now reviewing the
future outlook and once this is complete, applicants will be
provided with an update. It is likely that this will be
issued by the last week of January 2011.
26 October 2010
Last week’s Comprehensive Spending Review by the Coalition
Government tells us that there will be a significant reduction in
police budget over the next four years. We now await further
details of what this will mean for Dorset and this information will
not be available until the beginning of December. Therefore,
as previously advised, any further update will not be available
until January 2011 (after the situation has been assessed and
decisions have been made by the force).
5 August 2010
All applicants should have now received a comprehensive update
in relation to the current financial situation and Police Officer
recruitment by personal letter. Should any applicant
not have received such contact should be made with the
HR Service Support
Team. We apologise for the slight delay.
7 May 2010 - Updated Information
You will be aware that previous correspondence advised that you
would be contacted by letter by the end of May 2010 to advise you
of your specific provisional appointment date/year. Unfortunately,
we must apologise that at this time we have had to extend this
until the end of June 2010.
12 March 2010
Assessment Centre results have been processed
earlier than expected and will be posted by 2nd class
Candidates are requested to please allow 5
working days before contacting the Service Support Team should
their results not arrive in the post. This will allow for any
delays within the postal service and ensure no duplications are
10 March 2010
Police Officer Assessment Centre Results are now in and we
anticipate they will be sent to all candidates by 2nd
class post on Wednesday 17 March 2010.
8 February 2010
A Search Assessment Centre was recently held at Hampshire.
The results will be issued in writing in March 2010. A
more precise date of when the results will be issued will be added
here in the forthcoming weeks.