The Dorset PCC is a former commended police officer and stood as an independent in Dorset’s PCC elections …
“Dorset’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) said he welcomed proposals for a “closer working relationship” between the Dorset and Devon and Cornwall forces.
Martyn Underhill said: “I have made no secret about my concerns regarding police funding and the difficulties faced by forces during a time of ever-complex and increasing demand.
“However, that does not mean that we should stop working tirelessly to make the best use of taxpayers’ money.
“It is clear that there is a great deal more work required to understand the potential opportunities and challenges that this proposal might bring.
“Equally, we will need to seek the views of our communities and ensure that feedback is listened to and understood.”