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.
– Martyn Underhill, Dorset Polie and Crime Commissioner
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."
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.