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Accessing Information - About Dorset Police & the PCC

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act gives people the right to access information held by public authorities including Dorset Police.

For information on how to make a Freedom of Information request, the types of information available to you, and to take a look at our previous disclosures follow this link to the Freedom of Information pages of the Dorset Police website


Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset

Police & Crime Commissioners were elected in 2012 to every force in England and Wales, and have replaced the existing Police Authorities as the body charged with providing local oversight and scrutiny of police forces.

For a wealth of information on the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset and his work, follow this link to the PCC Dorset website


Dorset Police Authority - (No longer in operation)

A police authority (whilst in operation) was an independent body made up of local people. The police authority's job was to make sure that you have an efficient and effective local police force.

The Dorset Police Authority website has now been archived and a proportion of historical information can be accessed via this link