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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