Dorset Police have a total of
around 420 vehicles varying in range from a quad bike to a 7.5
tonne recovery truck. In addition to this the Force also run
a fleet of three boats and one helicopter.
The vehicle fleet covers a total of
6.8 million miles a year, which works out to more than 18,000 miles
20 manufacturers supply vehicles to
the Force, although only two or three supply 80% of the vehicles in
any specific role. 65% of the current fleet are Ford Focus.
80% percent of the fleet are diesel-powered vehicles.
Dorset Police uses in excess of
958,000 litres of fuel per year. 60% percent of the fuel is
supplied by the in-house fuel system at 12 locations in the
County. All diesel supplied in-house is Bio-diesel, which
reduces carbon emissions by 40%, compared with standard diesel.
Vehicle maintenance is the
responsibility of the in-house specialist workshops at Ferndown and
The department also provide two
mobile technicians who offer field based support.
Dorset Police Transport Department
are one of the first in the country to receive the National
9001:2000 accreditation - follow this link to read the press