ISO 9001:2000 Accreditation
Dorset Police is proud to announce that the Transport Services Department has achieved re-accreditation to ISO 9001:2008 - a Quality Management System standard registered through the British Standards Institute (BSI) – June 2013.
In November 2003 the Transport Services Department began to work towards receiving ISO 9001:2000, which is a quality management system registered through the British Standards Institute (BSI). It has four key aspects: management responsibility, resource management, product realisation, and measurement analysis with continuous improvement.
The objective was to provide an internationally recognised benchmark to reflect the high standard of quality and workmanship undertaken by Transport Services Department. To attain this accreditation all of our functions and procedures were audited and mapped to show how we undertake each task and document the procedures required to perform these tasks to a high level.
In May 2004 we were awarded registration to ISO 9001:2000. Dorset Police Transport Services Department are the only Police Force in the country to achieve the full ISO accreditation, which is only awarded to organisations that can demonstrate quality systems in all areas of activity and have quality assurance procedures to ensure compliance to this world-class management system
This ISO standard is bi-annually reviewed by a BSI auditor to ensure compliance, and complete re-certification is awarded every three years. On 20 June 2013 the Transport Services Department were successful in achieving re-certification of the ISO 9001-2008 standard (formally ISO 9001:2000), which has been held by the Department since 2004.
The ISO 9001:2008 accreditation is a demonstration of the high quality and service provided by the Transport Services Department and commitment to the processes of the ISO standard by all Transport Services staff.