David Sidwick: Hate crime has no place in our society

By David Sidwick, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Dorset As we reflect on national Hate Crime Awareness Week, I wanted to dedicate my blog to raising awareness and encouraging the reporting of this offence to the police. Let me begin by saying that hate crime, in any form, is abhorrent, the ignorance and prejudice thatContinue reading “David Sidwick: Hate crime has no place in our society”

Supt Gemma Morris on joining PFD

The newly appointed Chair of PFD, Supt Gemma Morris, reflects on her vast experience and ongoing commitment to tackling hate crime in Dorset. By Superintendent Gemma Morris, Dorset Police Having grown up in Dorset, I first served with Surrey Police for ten years before transferring back to Dorset in 2009. In both forces I haveContinue reading “Supt Gemma Morris on joining PFD”

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”

Training dates: 3rd party reporting

Prejudice Free Dorset is pleased to offer a set of free, online training sessions on third party reporting to organisations across Dorset. The sessions, which can be booked free of charge via Eventbrite, are suitable for any organisation looking to become a third party reporting centre, as well as organisations already working with us. SpacesContinue reading “Training dates: 3rd party reporting”

Working together to ensure Dorset is no place for hate

By Martyn Underhill, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner I am proud to be a member of Prejudice Free Dorset and its work to raise awareness of hate crime in Dorset. It brings organisations together with a common goal to help make the county a place where everyone can live, work and visit free from hostilityContinue reading “Working together to ensure Dorset is no place for hate”

We need your input!

We’re looking at commissioning a new Hate Crime Reporting App, as the current app isn’t universally accessible. But before we do so, we would like to know your views! In order for the PFD App to be as useful as possible we want to understand what features you would like to see, and whether youContinue reading “We need your input!”