Dorset Police

Dorset Police logo

S8080 redeveloped and launched a website for Dorset Police, enhancing online access to police services for the community. The project, carried out through the G-Cloud framework, involved a redesign and development focused on improving user experience. By reorganizing the information architecture, the website reduced clutter and prioritized key user tasks. Mobile responsiveness was also a priority, considering the large number of users accessing the site through mobile devices.

The project encompassed various stages, starting with discovery, technical meetings, and user workshops to gather insights and develop user personas. This information guided the creation of detailed wireframes and information architecture. The website's design emphasized simplicity and responsive layouts suitable for mobile devices. The implementation phase involved setting up the Umbraco content management system, integrating templates, and developing modules in accordance with web and accessibility standards. Notable features included a document management system with workflow capabilities, a Safer Policing mapping tool for locating local teams and priorities, and online reporting forms. The project was managed with an agile approach, encompassing testing, quality assurance, and ongoing support.