Dorset's Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) has been recognised for its openness and transparency, and received an award.
CoPaCC - the independent body that monitors police governance - presented the office with an OPCC Transparency Quality Mark, meaning it hits a high standard in having accessible information for the public.
Transparency is an essential part of the democratic process. For the public to be able gauge how successful their PCC is in delivering their electoral mandate, they need access to information that is accessible, easy to understand and fit for purpose.
Dorset was one of 25 OPCCs nationwide to pick up the quality mark. Find out more here >