Two new Local Police Areas created in Dorset

Chief Superintendent Steve Lyne will lead a new Local Police Area for Dorset whilst Chief Superintendent Mark Callaghan will lead a new LPA for the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council area.

The two new areas are being created by Dorset Police with the aim of better responding to local issues.

By localising policing resources across a range of services, including key areas such as neighbourhoods, investigations and safeguarding, Dorset Police says it will be able to work more proactively with partners to strengthen plans and provide a local service that works for local people.

Assistant Chief Constable Sam de Reya said: “Dorset Police is dedicated to providing an outstanding service to the people of Dorset, particularly the most vulnerable in our communities.

“By taking this approach we can focus in on the issues that our communities are facing and provide a robust, engaging, proactive and visible policing presence.

“We want to take this opportunity to form strong connections with our communities and partnership agencies so that we can properly listen, understand and respond to local issues and concerns.”

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