The job of the PCC is above all to represent the people of Dorset. This week I continued my speaking engagements which have been running for nearly a year now. This week alone so far I have spoken to over 120 residents in South and North Dorset.
I recently met with Rev.Ian Terry at St Peter's Church in Bournemouth Town Centre. I took part in one of their weekly "Wrestling with Choices" discussions. This week's topic was on use of force and it was an excellent debate.
It was an honour to have been out on the roads with East Dorset Police in and around Southbourne. Many thanks to Inspector Bader for arranging this session and for a fantastic insight into the admirable work of the neighbourhood policing team.
On this Holocaust Memorial Day let us remember the terrible cost to the Jews and other communities due to intolerance and hate. We stand together to ensure this is never forgotten and to try and make a better world. We should measure people only by the nobility in their hearts - nothing else.
It was a privilege to attend the launch of the new Bobby Van initiative with Dorset Police. The van will provide security advice and a free lock fitting service to the victims of crime. In other areas that have such initiatives victims that have used the Bobby Van have not been burgled again.