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July 2020  

  • Dorset Police welcomes updated stop and search guidance

    30 July 2020
    Dorset Police has welcomed updated stop and search guidance published today by the College of Policing. The updated guidance outlines ways in which community oversight and independent scrutiny can be used effectively in the context of stop and search whic...
  • Appeal following burglary in Poole

    31 July 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a burglary at an address in Poole. At 11.41pm on Sunday 26 July 2020 officers were called to reports of a break in at an address in Redwood Road and people with torches. At the time nothing w...
  • New Deputy Chief Constable appointed to Dorset Police

    31 July 2020
    Dorset Police Chief Constable James Vaughan is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Deputy Chief Constable to the Force.Scott Chilton was successfully selected on Tuesday 28 July 2020 following an appointment process chaired by Chief Constable J...
  • Witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision in Bournemouth

    30 July 2020
    Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward as they investigate a fatal collision in Bournemouth. At 6.17pm on Thursday 30 July 2020 Dorset Police received a report of a collision on Wallisdown Road, a...
  • Update – arrest in connection with reported assault in Bournemouth

    29 July 2020
    A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with a reported assault in Bournemouth. The incident occurred at around 8.10pm on Saturday 4 July 2020 in the area of Meyrick Road. It was alleged that a man in his 20s was involved in an altercation with a g...
  • Message to communities and visitors – enjoy the warm weather safely

    29 July 2020
    Dorset Police is urging people to enjoy the warm weather expected in the coming days in a safe and responsible way as it steps up preparations to cope with the increased demand on its service. The Force has already seen an increase in demand recently, wi...
  • Appeal for information following criminal damage and assault in Poole

    29 July 2020
    Officers investigating an incident of criminal damage and assault in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Between 12pm and 12.30pm on Monday 20 July 2020 a man aged in his 40s was driving a Mini Cooper convertible with the roo...
  • Witness appeal following reports of a man with a knife in Weymouth

    29 July 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following reports of a confrontation in Weymouth involving a man with a knife. At around 12.30am on Saturday 25 July 2020 officers were called to Douglas Road where a party was taking place inside an a...
  • Warning to public after series of incidents involving cashpoints in Poole and Bournemouth

    28 July 2020
    Officers investigating a series of reported incidents where cashpoints have been tampered with in Poole and Bournemouth are appealing for information and warning members of the public to be vigilant. Dorset Police has received five reports in the conurba...
  • Partnership paints pavement to promote pedestrian safety

    27 July 2020
    The Dorset Road Safety Partnership has painted images and footprints on pavements to encourage people to cross the road in the correct place. Ten sites were selected across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole which represent locations where pedestrians h...
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