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Police Constable Gary Wilson

'I transferred from Metropolitan Police - specifically within the borough of Hackney.

I have visited the county on many occasions and had no hesitation about moving here. This is with an aim to have a better work life balance, and to explore the beautiful countryside and coastlines Dorset has to offer.

The main difference is the sheer size difference between the two forces. I have been posted to a response team and the working dynamics are a clear difference."

Detective Constable Leigh Topol

'I transferred from Hertfordshire Constabulary as a Detective Constable, having served there for twelve years - latterly for six years in their Child Protection Unit.

What prompted me to take the plunge and transfer to Dorset was a family holiday with my wife and young daughter (now six years of age) to the Weymouth coast in 2013. With the general stresses of daily policing, in particular Child Protection matters, I found sitting overlooking such a stunning coastline both breath-taking and relaxing in equal measure."