Welcome to the Territorial Policing website pages. Territorial
Policing consists of a majority of the uniformed officers visible
in Dorset and includes the non specialist patrol officers and the
Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
Territorial Policing Team has one simple objective – to make Dorset
safer and feel safer. We will always put the public first and all
of our efforts, energy and resources are focused on protecting the
diverse communities that we serve and keeping them safe.
With the introduction of the Police and Crime
Commissioner (PCC) we are committed to
delivering his vision of policing:
- To reduce the number of victims of crime and anti-social
- Reduce the number of people seriously harmed in Dorset.
- Help protect the public from serious threats (local, regional
and national) to their safety including organised and
- Reduce re-offending.
- Increase people’s satisfaction with policing in Dorset.
- Support Neighbourhood Policing that is appropriate for both
rural and urban communities in Dorset.
We will continue to deliver focused and
efficient policing that is professional, transparent and endeavours
to listen, learn and improve to meet the needs of our diverse
Dorset is already one of the safest places in
England and Wales with the latest figures showing crime in the
county including anti-social behaviour continues to fall but we are
by no means complacent and will continue working together with our
partners and communities to ensure that it remains one of the
The reduction in police funding forecast to
continue for a significant time means policing in the future will
undoubtedly be a challenge and the continuing involvement and
support of our communities and community safety partners is
absolutely vital to ensure we can succeed our objectives.
Dorset Police continue to be committed to
providing neighbourhood policing in all areas across the whole of
Dorset and Safer Neighbourhood Teams will continue to be the
‘bedrock’ of Dorset Police. Working together with our partners and
communities, under the committed leadership of Neighbourhood
Inspectors and Chief Inspectors, these teams provide a consistent,
regular and familiar police presence in your community and have
contributed greatly to the reduction in anti-social behavior –
there continues to be significant decreases of incident of
ASB - currently
4,800 (-15%) fewer in 2012/13 compare to 2011/12.
For more information about your local Safer Neighbourhood
Team, including local priorities, engagement events and to find out
what is happening in your local area and how you can get involved
to help please follow this link >
Chief Superintendent Jane