In September we looked at Preventative and Proactive Policing. In a time of limited resources and further cuts to the Force's annual budget, these areas may not be the first that people see day-to-day, but they are essential to keep the public safe and to tackle crime.
Preventative policing aims to stop crime from happening in the first place, in addition to other policing to respond to and investigate crime. Features this month included:
- The work of the Offender Management Unit to reduce repeat offending
- Tactics adopted by Officers in Preventative Policing
Police officers and staff respond to on-going community concerns and focus on priorities reflected in the Police & Crime Plan. Proactive policing activities tackle these issues head-on:
- The No Excuse team tackling the 'Fatal Five' driving behaviours that make Dorset roads some of the most dangerous in the country
- Visit Dorset Police's Twitter page to see the proactive policing that surrounded the Great Dorset Steam Fair using #OpElder
- Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) warrant
- Tackling Organised Crime Groups who supply drugs
On the 3 October, our No Excuse team also took two members of the public on board to see how the team work and the type of dangers they tackle. Visit Dorset Police's Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and to find out how the day went.