Police consider sponsorship

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill says he is looking for private sponsors to help fund the service, following cuts.

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Commissioner calls for private sponsors

In a blog on his website, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill says he is considering seeking private sponsors to help support the police force.

The police family in Dorset is living in austere times with a shrinking budget and workforce. Despite those challenges, we are maintaining an efficient and effective service for Dorset. However, our funding needs to be readdressed and I continue to lobby the government for extra funds. We are the lowest funded force and have seen the worst cuts. This is wrong, and I will continue to fight this."

– Martyn Underhill, Dorset Polie and Crime Commissioner

Commissioner Underhill said he had discussed the potential of sponsorship with one partner and had looked at a possible sponsorship arrangement involving all five PCCs in the South West.

He said he had already been contacted by other Police and Crime Commissioners who were interested in the idea.

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