Residents are being encouraged to have their say over the future of counter services at police stations in Dorset.
Dorset Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have been examining all areas of the Force to identify and deliver savings in the face of ongoing cuts to the policing budget. As part of this, the provision of Counter Services has been reviewed and a consultation process undertaken with the public and public sector partners in relation to how this service may look in the future.
Chief Constable Debbie Simpson and Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill explained: “We had a very positive and understanding response to this which helped us achieve the balance between meeting public expectation and the funding shortfalls, while protecting frontline policing.
“Following this consultation process we began a period of public negotiation to shape the future of Counter Services across the County.
“This process closes on 3 March 2014 and we would like to remind readers that there is still time to provide feedback. It is important to us that we listen to all of our communities during this engagement process and we would urge anyone with suggestions or concerns to make contact.”
Give your views via Dorset Police website www.dorset.police.uk or write to:
One Team Project