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Hate Crime Awareness Week - What's next?

Hate crime is a priority for the Force, not just during Hate Crime Awareness Week. 

Dorset Police Strategic People, Confidence and Equality Manager, Karen Duke-Glover said: ‘“We are working hard to raise awareness of local hate crime issues and eliminate it in all its forms. Nobody should have to live with the fear and anxiety that hate crimes and incidents cause.”

  • Our Hate Crime Tactical Working Group continues to meet on a regular basis to quality assure and scrutinise our response to Hate Crime and to develop new, effective ways of tackling and preventing hate crime, which has been developed into a specific Hate Crime Delivery Plan.
  • Dorset Police Chairs the Pan-Dorset Prejudice Free Group and will continue to work with partners to support and develop campaigns to tackle prejudice. 
  • The Prejudice Free Dorset Group is a multi-sector group from the public, private and voluntary sector working together in Dorset to challenge prejudice so that all individuals can go about their daily lives safely and with confidence and to enhance individual’s feelings of safety. Find out more here >
  • Work continues with our consultation group members to develop ways of overcoming barriers to reporting and encourage reporting within communities.
  • Equality Champions will continue to ensure that hate crimes and incidents are being identified and recorded as per Force policy.
  • Quality Assurance processes will continue through our membership of the Crime Prosecution Service Hate Crime Scrutiny and Involvement Panel.
  • The Force's Strategic People, Confidence and Equality Manager continues to work with victims to review experiences and learn lessons, which enables relevant training to be adapted and updated to facilitate awareness.
  • We also continue to work hard to build public trust and confidence in reporting these crimes to the police.

This is not an exhaustive list and a number of projects are in progress or planned to support our commitment to tackling and preventing hate crime.

If anyone is interested in getting involved in work related to hate crime please contact Kaz Duke-Glover by emailing: peopleandequality@dorset.pnn.police.uk  

If you have been a victim of a hate crime or incident and you would like to discuss your experience with us please use either our feedback facility [here] or email: peopleandequality@dorset.pnn.police.uk 

Issued: 16 October 2015

Hate Crime Awareness Week