Help change the face of policing


As Chief Officer you will be fully committed to public service and key values, transparency, impartiality, and integrity. You will inspire the Special Constabulary and others to achieve and drive the vision across the organisation whilst helping to deliver on local policing priorities to continue to make Dorset one of the safest counties to live, work and visit.

Recruiting now for a Special Constabulary Chief Officer

Recruiting now


Recruitment is now open to join our Police Family and become a Special Constabulary Chief Officer. This recruitment window closes Monday 22nd November 2021. Why wait, apply today and be part of something bigger.

Reporting to the Assistant Chief Constable you will possess excellent leadership skills, the ability to inspire and motivate others, creativity, and a willingness to give up your time to support Dorset’s communities. You will have experience of working at a strategic level, liaising with partners/stakeholders, you will also have experience of managing teams or supervising and have operational experience of policing. Ideally experience in management of teams of volunteers.

You will also assist in the strategic planning and development of the Special Constabulary. You will work closely with the leadership teams of the Dorset Police to ensure the Special Constabulary provides a professional, effective, and efficient service to communities and helping the force achieve its mission and objectives.

Below you will find the job advert, role profile, application form and Brochure. Please can you ensure you read all of the documents thoroguly before submitting your application.

Whilst all information regarding this role is within the application pack we are committed to delivering this information in alternative ways to support different learning styles and allow you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, therefore we are holiding an online engagement event on 15th November. To register please click here



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A workforce that reflects our communities


Our ability to build trust, understand problems and support our communities across a range of policing matters, relies on us having a workforce that is reflective of our communities and all the unique individuals that exist within them. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity within our workforce and to eliminating discrimination.

We are very keen to encourage applications from those that have never considered policing as a career. Representation within our workforce from black and minority ethnic communities and females is currently much lower than we want it to be; by improving this we will be better able to serve our local communities and our work place will benefit from all the differences in thinking, points of view, and approaches that diversity brings.

In order to achieve this we are proud to pursue a policy of ‘positive action’.

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