Consultation & Engagement
Dorset Police will provide information, consult and engage with people in accordance with our Community Engagement Policy.
Whenever a person with a disability or cultural requirement calls for a service we will involve them in setting out what their individual needs and expectations are at that time, based on what has happened and focussed on their concerns. Our response will not just be based on what we think is best or needed. We will ask.
The Force also undertakes an annual Community Safety Survey, which is a detailed community survey of residents. In addition specific questionnaires e.g. victims of crime, are sent to victims of crime (including victims of hate crime) to ascertain their satisfaction with the service provided.
Through the continuing development of our consultation and engagement mechanisms we will assess our general services to ensure that we are meeting the needs and expectations of the communities we serve.
We engage and consult with our communities through a number of mechanisms including:
- Neighbourhood Policing Teams
- Watch Schemes
- Community Messaging
- Safer Schools Team
- Police Consultation Groups
- Equality Champions
- International Students
- Supporting Victims of Hate Crime
- Stop and Search
- Children and Young People
- Policy Consultation
We also have a mechanism by which you can provide suggestions for ways in which we can provide an even better policing service – please follow this link for further information.