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  • Please stick with the restrictions to help halt the spread of COVID-19

    28 June 2021
    Dorset Police is reminding residents and visitors not to become complacent and to continue to stick with the current COVID-19 restrictions to help halt the spread of the virus. The number of positive COVID-19 cases is increasing across England, mainly in...
  • Dorset Police thanks participants of peaceful protests in Bournemouth and Weymouth

    03 April 2021
    The Force would like to thank organisers and participants following peaceful protests in Bournemouth and Weymouth during the Easter weekend. The events took place at around 1pm on Saturday 3 April 2021 in The Square in Bournemouth and in Weymouth town ce...
  • Message to public following report of a fight in Poole

    02 April 2021
    Officers are issuing a message to the public following a report of a large fight in Poole. Dorset Police was called at 10.36pm on Thursday 1 April 2021 to a report of a fight involving a large group of people in the car park at Tesco Express in Shore Roa...
  • Message to our communities as stay at home rule lifts ahead of Easter

    31 March 2021
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable is thanking the county’s communities for all they have done over the last year during the national fight against COVID-19. On Monday 29 March 2021 the Government’s stay at home restriction was lifted and ...
  • COVID-19 message from Assistant Chief Constable to Dorset’s communities

    02 March 2021
    Dorset Police’s Assistant Chief Constable is issuing a message to the county’s communities to encourage them to continue to follow the COVID-19 restrictions. The country remains in full National Lockdown, which means people are being asked to...
  • Volunteers, we thank you

    24 February 2021
    Public sector organisations across Dorset are paying tribute to all volunteers who have given their time and expertise for free during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of people across the county have provided an invaluable contribution t...
  • Stay local – explore from your door

    10 February 2021
    Dorset Police is joining forces with partner agencies in the county to ask the public to stay local and explore from their door this February half term rather than travel to Dorset.With the country still in tightened restrictions as part of the National L...
  • Force thanks public for staying at home and complying with COVID-19 rules

    16 January 2021
    Dorset Police has thanked members of the public for staying at home and complying with the current COVID-19 legislation. Throughout the week the Force has continued to monitor plans to protest in Bournemouth on Saturday 16 January 2021. Just last weeken...
  • Open letter to the communities of Dorset

    15 January 2021
    Communities across Dorset are being asked to keep up the good work in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Agencies tasked with stopping the virus in its tracks have written an open letter to everyone across the county thanking them for their efforts and urg...
  • Force condemns irresponsible behaviour of protestors in Bournemouth

    09 January 2021
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable has condemned the actions of protestors who breached COVID-19 lockdown legislation, which has been put in place to keep people safe and save lives. During the week, the Force became aware of plans for protest activit...

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