Liberal Democrats believe that everyone should feel safe in their home and local community.
Conservative cuts have led the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner to issue a stark warning that he has insufficient Police Officers to keep us safe and solve local crimes. We will support the Commissioner in demanding extra resources for Dorset Police to target anti-social behaviour. Cuts in Social Services and Youth services and having an effect on how the Police do their very important role and keep people safe.
We will also ensure that the new Dorset Council works closely with the Commissioner to avoid duplication and ensure that the resources we do have are used as effectively as they can be. We will also work with him to promote the Restorative Justice programme.