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Force welcomes updated HMIC integrity report

Dorset Police welcomes a report issued by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary today, which assesses the way that the Force identifies, monitors and manages integrity issues.

The HMIC reviewed all 43 forces in England and Wales as part of the ‘Without Fear and Favour’ report in 2011. This year the HMIC has revisited all forces and has now released a follow-up report.

Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Whiting said: “We are pleased that Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has viewed the Force’s ongoing work positively, although it must be stressed that we will not become complacent.

“As acknowledged by the report, we have made several changes within the last year. These include improvements to our register of gifts and hospitality – which now records refusals of hospitality – and continued work to ensure that we better identify business interests, second jobs and links with suppliers or potential suppliers.

“Furthermore, the Force has also reviewed its guidance to staff regarding the use of social media sites.

“Integrity is a key value for Dorset Police and we will continue to build upon this work in the future.”