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Review of police inquiry desks
THE public are being urged to have their say over cost cutting measures that could see police station desks closed across Dorset.
Dorset Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner are reviewing counter service provision in the face of cuts to budgets.
The force says its review so far has identified that station desk inquiry offices are an “under-utilised resource”
and some receive just a few visits per day.
Dorset Police is proposing to withdraw some station desk offices and reduce opening times at other locations to save £500,000.
Chief Constable Debbie Simpson said: “We are acutely aware that any changes to local policing, particularly those affecting station inquiry offices, are likely to generate discussion.
It is for this reason that Dorset Police will be in communication with key stakeholders over the coming weeks.”
Members of the public wishing to provide feedback should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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