Dorset Police will provide information,
consult and engage with people in accordance with our Community
Engagement Policy. We will arrange special surveys or meetings if
they are called for by people or representatives from diverse
communities, or if we in the service identify a problem.
Whenever a person with a disability or
cultural requirement calls for a service we will involve them in
setting out what their individual needs and expectations are at
that time, based on what has happened and focussed on their
concerns. Our response will not just be based on what we think is
best or needed. We will ask.
The Force also undertakes an annual Community
Safety Survey, which is a detailed community survey of
residents. In addition specific questionnaires e.g.
victims of crime and victims of racist incidents, are sent to
victims of crime to ascertain their satisfaction with the service
Through the continuing development of our
consultation and engagement mechanisms we will assess our general
services to ensure that we are meeting the needs and expectations
of the communities we serve.
We engage and consult with our communities
through a number of mechanisms including:
Equality Champions are here to work towards:
- Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and
- Advancing equality of opportunity of diverse individuals and
- Foster good relations between diverse individuals and
Find out more about our Equality Champions
We also have a mechanism by which you can
provide suggestions for ways in which we can provide an even better
policing service – follow this link for further