5.01 PM Friday 31 October 2014

Divisional Training

Divisional Operational Training Units (OTU), which can provide for continuing development of staff in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on probationary constables' training, have been established. These facilities provide for structured training with a due regard for divisional idiosyncrasies. OTUs have been established at Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth. The OTUs have a co-ordinator who is responsible to the Head of Training but also serves as a liaison with Divisional Support Managers.

The current training strategy aims "to promote learning in Dorset Police in order to continue to provide a first class, high performing and cost effective police service which reassures our diverse communities and makes Dorset a safer place”.