Get in Touch
Here you can find details on how to contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset - we look forward to hearing from you.
Please find details here of how to contact us, including an on-line contact form facility - we are pleased to hear from you.
If your contact is a general comment, telling the Commissioner about something you are unhappy with or an issue you think the Commissioner ought to be aware of, we will aim to respond within ten working days. If your query is one that requires us to do some research or investigation then you will receive an initial acknowledgement with a full response within twenty working days.
The Police and Crime Commissioner is not the appropriate authority for either handling or investigating individual complaints.
If a complaint is received by this office, it will be acknowledged and passed to the Professional Standards Department where it will be registered and dealt with in accordance with Force procedures. Please consider the full advice contained within our Complaints Policy which can be accessed by clicking here.
However, in February 2020 legislation was introduced allowing the Police and Crime Commissioner to receive certain appeals against the outcomes of complaints reached by Dorset Police.
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Complaints Review Officer is responsible for undertaking all reviews for complaints where the appeal authority is the PCC. This process will be explained to you when you receive the outcome of your complaint.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
If you wish to submit a Freedom of Information request to us, please click here to fill in our onlline form - or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
However, we would advise that you review our Freedom of Information section first - including our Disclosure Log - in case your request has already been answered previously.
You should also consider whether the information you require is held by us or by Dorset Police. You can find out further details from the Dorset Police website.