Dorset Police will be holding a live web chat where you can put your questions to officers who work on the front-line of policing, patrolling our streets and responding to emergencies.
This event will take place on Thursday 26 November between 2pm and 4pm as part of the Force’s #YourView campaign. The web chat will allow local people to find out more about the work of patrol officers and the challenges they face on a daily basis.
Dorset Police hopes this will be a good opportunity for residents to learn more about patrol and response policing in Dorset; including what happens once an incident is reported, how patrol officers deal with an incident from start to finish, and how they work proactively to target ‘hotspot’ areas when not deployed to an incident.
A link to the web chat will be posted on Dorset Police’s Facebook and Twitter pages at 1.30pm on Thursday 26 November, 30 minutes prior to the event taking place. You can also see two videos explaining the role of patrol officers and give your feedback by visiting http://yourview.dorset.police.uk
The web chat follows on from a successful ‘Tweetathon’ last week, which showed the volume and variety of demands dealt with by police. The Force Command Centre takes around 223 emergency calls and 630 non-emergency calls every day. From this point, patrol officers are sent to manage the most serious and urgent incidents, including those requiring a ‘blue lights’ 999 response.
The ‘Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View’ campaign is looking at different areas of policing over a six month period, giving people a chance to see areas of policing they may be unaware of and to share their views. November is focused on local policing and public contact methods.