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Victims and Witnesses

Putting victims first and increasing people’s satisfaction with policing are key priorities for Dorset Police. Visit the pages below for support and advice for victims and witnesses. 

Information for victims of crime
This page explains what happens next if you have been a victim of crime, the investigation process and gives information about organisations which you can go to for support and advice.
Victims’ Bureau
Dorset Victims’ Bureau consists of a dedicated team actively working to keep victims informed about the progress of their crime investigation in accordance with Victims Code of Practice.
Witness Care Unit
The Dorset Police Witness Care Unit (WCU) offers support and updates to victims and witnesses throughout the life of a criminal court case, in cases where the defendant pleads not guilty and the case is put forward for trial at either Magistrates or Crown Court.