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Safety in your community

Information and advice about road safety, watch schemes, anti-social behaviour, safe schools team and firearms licensing.

Anti-social Behaviour
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) describes day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people’s lives a misery – from litter and vandalism, to public drunkenness or aggressive dogs, to noisy or abusive neighbours.
Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS)
The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) is a national scheme which allows those who are involved in community safety and/or traffic management, the opportunity to become accredited with limited powers to further assist them within their current role.
County lines
Understand what county lines are and help protect the Dorset community by knowing the signs to spot.
Firearms Licensing and Advice
The primary objective of the Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department is to protect the public from harm. In addition, Human Rights legislation places a duty of care on the police to protect the wider community from firearms misuse by preventing unsuitable people from possessing firearms licences.
Keyholder Services
Dorset Police can assist businesses and individual residents by recording their emergency contact details to enable a responsible person to be called out if an incident or situation happens at your property.
Our use of Drones
As part of its alliance Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have been utilising drones since 2015. Both forces were early adopters of the technology and the alliance created the first UK Police Drone Team.
Missing Person with Dementia (Herbert Protocol)
When a person goes missing, it is very distressing for family and friends and can be even more worrying when the missing person has Dementia.
Pedlars Licence
Details of how to go about applying for a Pedlars Licence including how to confirm which licence you need, payment details and a link to the application form.
Safe Schools Team
The SSCT is a partnership between Dorset Police and the Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service, with a remit to prevent and reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and wrong-doing amongst children and young people, and help keep them safe in a digital world.
StreetSafe Tool – tell us where you don’t feel safe
The government is trialling a new online tool called StreetSafe which lets members of the public anonymously pinpoint on a map locations where they don’t feel safe. Your information will be helpful but remember you can’t use StreetSafe to report crimes.
Emergency services staff are being assaulted on a daily basis please get involved and show your support
Watch Schemes
Details of watch schemes in Dorset and how you can get involved, including; home/neighbourhood watch, farm watch, horse watch and speed watch.
Missing or stolen dogs
This page provides useful guidance on what to do if your dog goes missing or is stolen, together with information about how to prevent dog theft.