Independent scrutiny panels are administered by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) to enable the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to hold Dorset Police to account in the below areas. The panels have an independent chair and are made up of members of the public together with representatives from the Force and OPCC.
FORMS OF SCRUTINY
Link to our Independent Scrutiny Panels are provided in the links below.
USE OF POLICE POWERS AND STANDARDS SCRUTINY PANEL
Out of Court Disposals Scrutiny Panel
The Out of Court Disposals Scrutiny Panel was set up to ensure that the use of Out of Court Disposals (OoCDs) is appropriate, proportionate, consistent with national and local policy, and considers the victims’ wishes where appropriate. Members of the panel include an independent chair, representatives from the Criminal Justice and Youth Justice services. Meetings are also attended by representatives from the Force and the OPCC. At each meeting the panel consider a random selection of OoCD cases based on a theme which has been decided upon at the previous meeting.
Panel Meeting Summary