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How to access Dorset Police services





Dial 999 only when :

  • A crime is in progress
  • Life is in danger or a risk of injury
  • An offender is still at the scene or has just left.


View our video news release which highlights when you should dial 999 and when you should use the 101 telephone number ... Follow this link to view the video >

We use Language Line interpreters so our operators can connect to a qualified interpreter within seconds any time of day from any location using any type of telephone.


Non emergencies -  Call 101

To report  a crime or incident that is not an emergency or to make a general enquiry if you do not have a contact person or extension number call 101.

Check our 'Top 10 Enquiries' to see if your question has already been answered >

Calls to the 101 non – emergency number – from both landlines and mobiles – cost 15 pence per call no matter what time of day you call, or how long you are on the phone.



Send non urgent enquiries to enquiries@dorset.pnn.police.uk  please include as much detail as possible in your message, including:

  • First name
  • Second name
  • Date of birth
  • Home address, with postcode
  • Contact phone numbers (home / work / mobile):


For specific requests - for example those relating to Freedom of Information or firearms information - more information and contact details can be found on this website,  by using our online search function.


Ask The Police website logoFrequently Asked Questions

For answers to commonly  asked questions, please follow this link to the Ask the Police website >

The database contains answers to a wide selection of nationally asked questions and the facility for forces to input local information.



Feedback - We want your views logoYour Feedback and Comments :

Please help us by providing feedback or suggestions that will help us to make Dorset even safer.

Follow this link to help us by providing your feedback or information >




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For the Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Impaired

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, please follow this link to find out how to contact Dorset Police.


How to contact us We have a video available which provides some important information about how to contact Dorset Police communicated by British Sign Language.  You can view our BSL videos by following this link >



Easy Read Documents

We have produced a range of Easy Read Documents, including one 'Contact Us' - which you can view by following this link >


At your local police station

Opening times and locations - follow this link  >


Dorset Crimestoppers logoContact Crimestoppers

Provide anonymous information Call 0800 555 111

Secure Crimestoppers form >

National Crimestoppers website >


ARC (Assault Referral Centre) Dorset logoARC Dorset

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Dorset (ARC Dorset) is here to support you. They help you deal with and recover from the emotional and physical effects of the assault and can support you to report the incident to the police - but only if this is what you wish to do.

Follow this link to the ARC Dorset website for more information and advice >


Other Support Agencies

Follow this link for a list of other support agencies >