Chief Officer contact with the media
Here you will find a register of any contact between Chief Officers and media representatives that does not result in media coverage.
The vast majority of contact between officers and the media is planned and in relation to specific incidents or issues, where they may be interviewed or quoted to give their view. Such contact is not recorded in this log, as it is already available and transparent through quotes included in News Releases issued by Dorset Police and/or in resulting media coverage.
This log would record any interactions that take less formally or are unplanned, such as media being invited for an Editors' briefing or Chief Officers speaking to journalists at a civic event.
A record is made of any contact in the same way Hospitality is recorded. Any contact will be released on a quarterly basis, and listed below.
Please note: This process was started in June 2016 in response to recommendations in the Leveson Report.
|Date||Location||Name of media organisation||Topic of conversation||Rank|
|20/10/16||Telephone interview||Dorset Echo||ONS Crime Stats||DCC|
|20/10/16||Telephone interviews||Wessex FM||ONS Crime Stats||DCC|
|05/12/17||Poole Police Station||Bournemouth Echo, ITV Meridian, BBC South Today||Meet the editors event||ACC|
|05/12/17||HQ Winfrith||Dorset Echo, Wessex FM, Ridgeway Radio, BBC Spotlight||Meet the editors||ACC|
|08/03/18||Telephone interview||BBC Radio Solent||International Women's Day and women in policing||CC|
|23/03/18||Live TV Interview at London Sky studio||Sky News||Coercive and controlling domestic abuse||DCC|
|04/04/18||Telephone interviews||Heart FM||Chief Constable retirement||CC|
|06/04/18||Telephone interviews||Radio Solent||Chief Constable retirement||CC|
|10/04/18||Telephone interviews||Wessex FM||New Chief Constable||CC|
|11/04/18||Telephone interviews||Radio Solent||Number of police officers||CC|
|13/04/18||Telephone interviews||Bournemouth Echo||New Chief Constable||CC|