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”.