David Sidwick has been confirmed as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset. 

The declaration was made today (Saturday May 4) by Graham Farrant, Police Area Returning Officer, following Police and Crime Commissioner elections on May 2. 

David Sidwick will take up office as Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday May 9.

Dorset Police Chief Constable Amanda Pearson said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to David Sidwick in being re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset.

“We look forward to continuing the progressive and productive relationship we have developed in the last three years and will be ready to assist in the further delivery of the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.”

Graham Farrant, Returning Officer for the Dorset Police Crime Commissioner election and Chief Executive of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) Council, said:

“On behalf of BCP Council, I would like to extend my congratulations to David Sidwick on their success in the Dorset Police Crime Commissioner election. “BCP Council looks forward to working alongside David Sidwick as we strive to deliver a safer BCP area and wider Dorset for all our residents, businesses and visitors.”