The Corporate Development Department leads on corporate planning
and continuous improvement with emphasis on an increased people
focus to service delivery. These dynamic processes engage all
divisions and departments to ensure the organisation is best able
to ensure communities are listened to, understood, informed,
protected and kept safe. The operational emphasis on customer and
community equally applies to staff and Sections within the
department and it is the aim to ensure that all staff feel
professional , motivated, supported, respected and valued."
Within the overall Force Vision - Committed to a Safer Dorset
For You, we aim to "Plan the experience to meet your
The department is responsible for a wide portfolio of work as
We have a three year strategic plan that sets the longer term
aim, an annual plan and local plans for each of the divisions and
departments. These follow strategic and tactical assessments that
reflect local and national expectations and set out what we are
going to do, when and how we are going to do it. The plans then
link to the individual staff plans for activity.
We conduct a wide range of surveys by post, telephone and
These inform our general and specific plans.
3. Partnership and Collaboration
We provide co-ordination and guidance on working in Partnership
4. Performance Management
We prepare and maintain performance frameworks that are
automated and up to date. A copy of the latest monthly performance
is available here.
5. Continuous Improvement
We strive to continually improve and we identify where
improvement is needed and where it is most possible. We manage and
lead research making recommendations for change.
6. Business Analysis
To support improvement we carry out detailed process mapping and
analysis as well as work measurement. We assess work flow and shift
patterns to ensure they are the most effective and efficient but
also fair to the staff who have to work around the clock.
7. Policy Management
We manage the generation and review of policy and procedure