11.07 AM Thursday 21 August 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset logoFrom 22 November 2012 Martyn Underhill, the directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, replaced the Dorset Police Authority as the body charged with providing local oversight and scrutiny of Dorset Police.

The overarching role of the PCC is to aim to cut crime and to deliver an effective and efficient police service in Dorset. They will do this by holding the Chief Constable and the Force to account on behalf of local people.

The PCC is supported in undertaking these duties by staff in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

A Police and Crime Panel has also been established with the principle role of providing a 'check and balance' to the role of the PCC and to support the Commissioner in the undertaking of their duties.

To find out more about the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, please visit the PCC website at:

http://www.dorset.pcc.police.uk

 

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