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  • Making Dorset a hostile place for criminals a focus for new Chief Constable

    19 August 2021
    Making Dorset a hostile place for criminals and offenders is one of the aims of Dorset’s new Chief Constable Scott Chilton. Chief Constable Chilton began his role this week following the retirement of former Chief Constable James Vaughan. He takes...
  • Dorset Police Chief Constable to retire after 30-year career

    13 August 2021
    Dorset Police Chief Constable James Vaughan QPM is to retire from his role after 30 years in policing. Chief Constable Vaughan will leave the job at the end of this week, Friday 13 August 2021, after a long and distinguished career of public service. Ch...
  • Chief Constable James Vaughan announces plans to retire this autumn

    27 May 2021
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable James Vaughan has announced plans to retire from policing in the autumn of 2021. Chief Constable Vaughan began his career in Wiltshire Police in 1992, working in various uniform and detective roles before moving up t...
  • Devon & Cornwall Police passing out parade for new recruits thrust into Covid-19 crisis

    21 October 2020
    A passing out parade has taken place for a group of new Devon & Cornwall Police officers who were fast-tracked into the force’s Covid-19 emergency response just a week into their training. The 23 new graduate recruits began their post-graduate ...
  • New Deputy Chief Constable appointed to Dorset Police

    31 July 2020
    Dorset Police Chief Constable James Vaughan is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Deputy Chief Constable to the Force.Scott Chilton was successfully selected on Tuesday 28 July 2020 following an appointment process chaired by Chief Constable J...
  • 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...

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