Our Force covers a hugely diverse geographic area, from the dramatic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast to rolling hills inland. Although Dorset is predominantly rural, we also police Bournemouth & Poole, an urban area larger than most British cities, and many towns and villages. In addition Dorset is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, with millions of visitors coming every year to enjoy the spectacular scenery and sandy beaches.

This makes policing in Dorset a unique challenge but one that our staff rise to with courage and pride. I am very proud of the work they do and I hope you will choose to join us.

Chief Constable James Vaughan

Our Current Transferee Vacancies

Temporary Transferee Bonus Payments

In recognition of the current skills gap and the necessary competencies that are required, a decision has been made by the Executive to make a temporary bonus payment to PIP2 Detective Constables transferring into Dorset Police Force.

The bonus payment for 2019/20 will be a one-off payment of £500 in accordance to the following criteria:

  • DCs who transfer by 30 September 2020, meet the criteria of working in a PIP 2 role and having a current 'active' PIP 2 accreditation.