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Publication Scheme

Introduction to the Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires that Dorset Police adopt, operate and maintain a publication scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to highlight the types of information that Dorset Police will publish through our website or make available immediately upon receiving a request.  The types of information included within our publication scheme are those that have been defined by the Information Commissioner. Dorset Police is committed to publishing information in line with the minimum standards laid down by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

The responsibility for maintaining the Dorset Police Publication Scheme rests with the Head of the Professional Standards Department: Superintendent Tim Whittle. 

The Alliance Freedom of Information Team are responsible for managing the scheme on a daily basis. 

Information Classes

Information within the scheme is divided into categories called Information Classes. In each class of information you will find a variety of information connected to the name of the class.

Who We Are and What We Do
Click here for organisational information, structures, locations and contacts
What We Spend and How We Spend It
Click here for financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit
What Our Priorities Are & How We Are Doing It
Click for our strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews
How We Make Decisions
Click here for decision making processes and records of decisions. Including the minutes of various strategic, divisional and board level meetings
Policies & Procedures
Click here for current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.
Lists & Registers
Click here for information contained only in currently maintained lists and registers. This includes The Freedom of Information disclosure log.

Dorset Police is also required to publish a guide to published information (see below).

Complaints About The Publication Scheme

If you have any comments or complaints about the Dorset Police Publication Scheme please write to:

The Alliance Freedom of Information Team, Dorset Police Headquarters,  Winfrith, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8DZ or email foi@dorset.pnn.police.uk