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  • The routes you can take to become a Police Officer are changing

    01 November 2019
    On Monday 30 September, Dorset Police welcomed the first wave of entrants via the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). The introduction of the PCDA provides a new entry route for those who wish to join Dorset Police as a Police Officer but are n...
  • Dorset Police to receive an extra 50 officers in year one of Operation Uplift programme

    09 October 2019
    It has been announced that the recruitment target for Dorset Police is 50 new officers as part of year one in the 6,000 national Operation Uplift scheme. This figure will be in addition to the existing planned recruitment for officers that Dorset Police a...
  • Police Community Support Investigators take to the streets of Dorset

    18 April 2018
    Dorset Police has introduced Police Community Support Investigators (PCSIs) to better meet the demands of modern policing. The 31 PCSIs will be based out of stations in Poole, Bournemouth, Blandford, Weymouth, Ferndown, Wareham and Bridport and will mean...
  • New Deputy Chief Constable in position at Dorset Police

    17 April 2018
    Dorset Police’s new Deputy Chief Constable David Lewis says he looks forward to maintaining the Force’s high standards. David took up his new position on Saturday 7 April 2018, when his predecessor James Vaughan was promoted to Chief Constabl...
  • New Chief Constable takes up role at Dorset Police

    06 April 2018
    Dorset Police’s new Chief Constable has officially taken up his post. James Vaughan began his new role on Saturday 7 April 2018, taking over from retiring Chief Constable Debbie Simpson. He said: “I consider it an honour and privilege to tak...
  • Dorset Police Chief Constable Debbie Simpson to retire

    12 January 2018
    Dorset Police has announced that Chief Constable Debbie Simpson is to retire this year. The Chief Constable took up her current position five years ago, after working as Deputy Chief Constable for the Force and following time at Devon & Cornwall Poli...
  • Dorset Police welcomes first inspector through the Direct Entry programme

    31 October 2017
    Today, 31 October 2017, Dorset Police welcomes Julie Howe, the first person to join the Force through the Direct Entry programme. The programme allows candidates from outside policing to join the service at certain ranks and offers the opportunity to wide...
  • Dorset Police launches Direct Entry Inspector programme

    13 January 2017
    Dorset Police is participating in the College of Policing’s Direct Entry Inspector programme, which opens for applications on 16 January 2017. The College of Policing is working in partnership with forces across England and Wales to recruit proven...
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