Aiming to “make Dorset the safest county in England and Wales” – that’s the message from David Sidwick’s new Police And Crime Plan, published this week.
Sidwick, Dorset’s Police & Crime Commissioner, is due to speak at a Dorchester Chamber breakfast in March 2022 and has laid out his six priorities, which can be found in full here.
The focus is on:
Cutting crime and anti-social behaviour
Making Policing More Visible
Fighting violent crime and high harm
Fighting rural crime
Putting victims and communities first
Making every penny count
Sidwick says “these priorities are underpinned by the manifesto commitments made by the Police & Crime Commissioner during his campaign. I have an unashamedly ambitious vision for Dorset and much of the Plan will only be achieved through bold and transformative activity. Some of this activity will take time, and skilful collaboration with partner agencies locally, regionally and nationally to realise. It is for this reason that I have set this Plan to cover two terms of office”.
“I wanted to become Police and Crime Commissioner because of the shared experiences I had with the people of Dorset. I saw it as my chance to make a real difference and that’s exactly what I intend to do – to make a real difference for my county, its residents, its businesses, and its communities.I look forward to working with many of you over the coming months and years to make Dorset the safest county”.
Dorchester Chamber events, including upcoming breakfasts, can be booked here.