Want to become a Prison Officer?

Want to learn more about being a Prison Officer? Perhaps you’re looking for a new career? Come along to a free online event on July 1st, to hear more about this fascinating role from officers at HMP Exeter and HMP Channings Wood – and to learn more about careers within Her Majesty’s Prison and ProbationContinue reading “Want to become a Prison Officer?”

Windrush stories

By Samuel Johnson Today marks the fourth national Windrush Day in the UK, as well as the 73 years that have passed since the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948 carrying the first Caribbean migrants to the UK – to help re-build the Motherland, Great Britain, after the Second WorldContinue reading “Windrush stories”

Dorset Police launches summer campaign to increase online reporting

Dorset Police has launched a new summer-long campaign to help reduce demand on their 101 non-emergency number. This summer, Dorset Police is expecting a large number of calls and increased demand. To reduce non-emergency call waiting times, they are asking people to consider other ways to contact the police. The new campaign – #ItsPersonal –Continue reading “Dorset Police launches summer campaign to increase online reporting”

David Sidwick: What I plan to do as Police & Crime Commissioner

By David Sidwick, newly elected PCC for Dorset I am humbled and grateful to the people of Dorset for electing me as their Police and Crime Commissioner. I’ve lived in this county all my life, my children were brought up here and my family goes back generations. It is therefore a great honour to representContinue reading “David Sidwick: What I plan to do as Police & Crime Commissioner”

Friendship, Respect and Difference: Stephen Lawrence Day

Stephen Lawrence Day was established in 2019 by the then Prime Minister Theresa May, on the 25th anniversary of Stephen’s death. It is a day dedicated to Stephen’s memory that also allows us to reflect upon the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish. Members of Prejudice Free DorsetContinue reading “Friendship, Respect and Difference: Stephen Lawrence Day”

#CrimeNotCompliment aims to make public sexual harassment a crime

A newly launched campaign by Plan International UK and Our Streets Now, titled #CrimeNotCompliment, aims to make public sexual harassment a crime – by requesting the government to change the law surrounding it. Public sexual harassment is a serious public safety issue: 51% of girls in the UK have experienced public sexual harassment since JuneContinue reading “#CrimeNotCompliment aims to make public sexual harassment a crime”

Violence against women: A statement from PFD

By Superintendent Gavin Dudfield, Chair of Prejudice Free Dorset Today, at our quarterly Prejudice Free Dorset meeting ,we discussed violence against women and girls. What is clear from the meeting – and from the large amount of media coverage – is that all PFD members want everyone to feel safe in our society. People should notContinue reading “Violence against women: A statement from PFD”

Out of Court Disposal: A one-stop guide to OoCD and Scrutiny Panels in Dorset

At PFD’s ‘No Place for Hate’ conference, some of you expressed your interest in more guidance around the purpose and responsibility of Out of Court Disposal (OoCD) Scrutiny Panels in Dorset. We’ve compiled a number of frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, please let us know in the comments and we willContinue reading “Out of Court Disposal: A one-stop guide to OoCD and Scrutiny Panels in Dorset”

‘Uniting businesses to tackle hate crime’ – a letter from our Business Sub-Committee

By Dr. Ray Davies, Chair of Business Sub-Committee, PFD Dear PFD Members and Friends, Prejudice Free Dorset’s Business Sub-Committee was born from the 2019 ‘No Place for Hate’ Conference. Delegates felt that local businesses could play a real part in helping to reduce prejudice in our county. We’re now into the final months of theContinue reading “‘Uniting businesses to tackle hate crime’ – a letter from our Business Sub-Committee”

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

During Hate Crime Awareness Week (10th – 17th October), partners in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset will continue to work together to promote awareness around tackling prejudice and hate crime. Look out for events and activities on Prejudice Free Dorset’s website, Twitter and Facebook page.  In the meantime, there are 26 local reporting centres forContinue reading “Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020”