MS Teams/Virtual, Dorset Council - Police and Crime Panel
Thursday, 24th September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: A link to the meeting can be found on the front page of the agenda.. View directions

Contact: Elaine Tibble  01305 224202 - Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2020 and the notes from the informal meeting held on 25 June 2020

Additional documents:


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public. Public speaking has been suspended for virtual committee meetings during the Covid-19 crisis and public participation will be dealt with through written submissions only.


Members of the public who live, work or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area, may submit up to two questions or a statement of up to a maximum of 450 words.  All submissions must be sent electronically to by the deadline set out below.  When submitting a question please indicate who the question is for and include your name, address and contact details.  Questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda.


Questions will be read out by an officer of the council and a response given by the appropriate officer at the meeting.  All questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting. 


The deadline for submission of the full text of a question or statement is 8.30am on Monday 21 September 2020.


Appointment Independent Members for the Dorset and Police Crime Panel 2020-2024 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

For the Panel to consider if


a)    they would wish to extend the term of the current co-opted members and, if so, ask for formal confirmation that those members are willing to continue to serve for a further term on the Panel; or

b)    Proceed with a selection and appointment process; 



Update on Covid 19 - Verbal


Police and Crime Plan Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To receive an update of progress against the Police and Crime Plan Q1 2020/21, to enable Panel members to scrutinise performance, seek assurance and assess outcomes achieved in the reporting period.

Additional documents:


Serious Violence - Report by the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 194 KB

This paper updates members on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s work to support the development of a joint approach to serious violence within Dorset, recognising the operational independence of the Chief Constable.


Stop and Search - Report by the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 200 KB

               This paper updates members on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s work to address the position of Dorset Police as a national outlier for stop and search disproportionality. Stop and search is an operational policing matter and, therefore, the responsibility of the Chief Constable.



Complaints Update - Verbal


Workplan pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To consider the Work Programme for the Panel.  Panel members are invited to identify and suggest topics for inclusion in the forward Work Programme.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.