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Introduction from Chief Constable James Vaughan and Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill
Dorset police officers operate at the heart of the community, ensuring safety and security to those who work, live and visit the county.
It is right that we bring more officers into the policing family. We are striving to provide a more visible force, with an emphasis on neighbourhood policing.
A police officer's role is about more than working to reduce crime. It is now just as much about reducing the fear of crime, working in partnership with communities to make a real difference and improve quality of life for everyone.
Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within Dorset’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.
As a result, we must continue to recruit the right people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make Dorset safer for everybody.
If you're interested in transferring to Dorset Police from another police force we'd love to hear from you.
Over half the county is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, so the chances are, you’ll either be living in an officially designated area of natural beauty, or you’ll be working in one. Given that Dorset tops the tables for the highest life expectancy in Britain you will have plenty of time to visit its Olympic legacy, festivals, Jurassic coastline, modern cities and historic market towns.
Dorset Police is one of the highest performing police services in the United Kingdom. Its policing area covers approximately 1,024 square miles of land and a similar body of water off the coastline. Despite being classed as 93.7% rural you can forget that London is only just over two hours away, by car or by train. France, Guernsey and Jersey are all just a short hop away on the ferries from Poole, whilst Bournemouth International Airport offers flights all over the world.
Annually the force provides a policing coverage for around 0.8 million residents, which increases during term times with students going to local universities and colleges. A further 11 million people visitors come to Dorset each year for short breaks or holidays.
In order to transfer to Dorset Police you must:
- Be a serving police officer in a Home Office force and have completed the two year probationary period and the Policing Diploma or your forces equivalent qualification at the point of application
- Pass the necessary vetting and occupational health checks
- Pass the basic fitness test, which is a shuttle run (bleep test) to level 5.4
- Have no outstanding disciplinary or integrity issues
- Be able to show commitment to achieving high levels of attendance, judged against absence records for three years
- Have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application
- Not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) or similar organisation
- Declare any business interest
- Hold a full manual driving licence