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About Dorset Police

About Our Force

About our Force

We might cover some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside and coastline, but policing in Dorset is as challenging as anywhere else in the country.

Force headquarters is at Winfrith, near Dorchester (18 on the map) CLICK HERE FOR A LARGE MAP.

The Police UK website has detailed information about crime & the neighbourhood teams across the area.

The Force is organised into 11 Sectors, each led by an Inspector.

You can express a preference for location based on the map above. A final decision on your posting will be based on operational need as well as your choices.

If you are confirmed in post, you will be expected to stay in your initial location for a minimum of 2 years.

Dorset is led by the Chief Officer group and scrutinised by the PCC, Martyn Underhill.

Like other forces, we have adopted the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics. The Code helps us to continue meeting public expectations.