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More Police Officers For Dorset


8:33am 20th December 2014

Dorset's getting more police officers.

The force has announced it will be launching a new recruitment drive in the New Year.

32 new officers joined Dorset Police this year.

Now the force wants to find a further 16 recruits in 2015 and another 16 the year after.

You'll be able to apply via the website on Monday 5th January.

Chief Constable Debbie Simpson said: "I'd encourage anyone who is interested in this extremely rewarding role to visit our website and find out more - it is a fantastic opportunity to join the Dorset Police team and make a difference. The Force is committed to selecting the best possible candidates and will ensure that the selection process is fair throughout.

"It is likely that we will receive significant interest and increased traffic on our website. I would like to remind everyone to take the time between Christmas and New Year to read about the recruitment process online."

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill said: "I am delighted that Dorset Police is recruiting new police officers.

"Wherever I go, people across Dorset tell me that they want to see more visible policing. Despite operating in austere times, we have to balance the workforce and it's right that we bring in new officers into the policing family.

"Policing continues to evolve and it remains an excellent career for those who have the drive to make a difference in the communities they serve."

A brochure has been made available on the Force website for anyone interested in becoming a police officer. Potential candidates are being urged to carefully read the brochure before contacting the Force by email only, using the following address:

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