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Dorset Police Cleared Of Complaint

PCC Martyn Underhill

9:22am 26th July 2014
(Updated 9:23am 26th July 2014)

An investigation has concluded Dorset Police acted properly when carrying out improvements to road safety in the county.

The original report was gathered by Hampshire Police, after the IPCC required the neighbouring force to investigate Dorset Police following a complaint in 2012. The additional investigation was led by Dorset's Police and Crime Commisioner, Martyn Underhill.

The original complaint referred to aspects of road safety policing, including costs surrounding the Driver Awareness Course, and locations of a number of speed cameras.

Dorset's PCC Martyn Underhill said: "I welcome this investigation report which has concluded that Dorset Police did not mislead the public over improvements made to road safety or the costs and revenue associated with the Force's Driver Awareness Scheme (DAS).

"I have met with the complainant who is now fully informed regarding the conclusions of this investigation. We have also posted the full report on our website in order to be open and transparent about the findings of this investigation."

Despite the outcome of the reports, reviews into some practices have been launched, to see if any improvements can be made.

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