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
please include as much detail as possible in your message,
- 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.
Frequently 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
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help us to make Dorset even safer.
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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.
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
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
Provide anonymous information Call 0800 555 111
Secure Crimestoppers form >
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
link for a list of other support agencies >