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Help, Advice & Crime Prevention

What happens when you report a crime?
When reporting a crime to Dorset Police you can be assured that you will be listened to, understood, informed and, together with our partner organisations, protected and safe.
Victims & Witnesses
Putting victims first and increasing people’s satisfaction with policing are key priorities for Dorset Police. Find out more about the support and advice available for victims and witnesses.
Personal Safety
Personal Safety advice including how to be prepared in the rare event of a major or terrorist incident, safety in the night-time economy and at festivals and events, and advice for students and young people.
Abuse, Exploitation & Neglect
The abuse, exploitation and neglect of anyone in our communities is unacceptable and Dorset Police is working with partners to stop those who commit such crimes. Find out more and access support and advice.
Home, Property & Belongings
Practical information and crime prevention advice to protect your home and personal property, secure your business and prevent vehicle crime.
Safety in Your Community
Information about watch schemes, anti-social behaviour, safe schools team, firearms licensing and advice.
Rural Crime
Advice for farmers and those living in a rural areas. Information for horse owners and contact information for animal and wildlife agencies.
Scams, Fraud & Cyber-Crime
Information and prevention advice about the latest scams, fraud alerts and cyber safety advice.
Road Safety
Dorset Police, along with partners works to keep the roads in Dorset safe. Find out more about law enforcement methods, what to do if you commit a road traffic offence and what additional educational courses are available to keep you and your family safe.
Marine Policing Team
Policing the 89 miles of coastline stretching from Lyme Regis to Christchurch and out to the territorial limit of 12 miles, along with the county's inland waterways.
Missing people
When someone goes missing it's worrying for families, friends and. of course, the individuals involved. Here you can find information about some of the services Dorset Police offers in these situations.
Young people
Click here to access the Parent, Professional and Young people's portal.
Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS)
To find out more about our Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS), please click here.

Other Support Agencies 

Other Support Agencies
There are a host of other support agencies who may be able to help you. This includes support charities, health services and confidential reporting lines.