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  • Armed officers to patrol key festive locations across Devon, Cornwall and Dorset

    28 November 2018
    Police in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset will be patrolling key locations and events over the festive period and the New Year with support from armed officers. Officers will be visibly carrying long-armed weapons to help offer further security and reassurance...
  • Emergency services unite to tackle #Unacceptable assaults on staff

    31 October 2018
    Emergency services from across the south west are working together to highlight the unacceptable trend in the number of assaults on their staff whilst on duty, by launching a new campaign #Unacceptable. As well as fellow blue light services, the campaign...
  • Dorset Police cover police car in poppies for third year in a row

    30 October 2018
    This year’s Poppy Appeal will mark the third time that Dorset Police will be showcasing a specially decorated police car with red poppies to demonstrate the Force’s support to the Royal British Legion’s annual appeal.    The specially branded car will be ...
  • Excellent public response to Dorset knife amnesty

    09 October 2018
    405 knives and other bladed items were handed in to police during the knife amnesty held in Dorset over four days from 18 - 21 September. Dorset Police supported the amnesty as part of the ongoing Home Office national knife crime reduction initiative, Ope...
  • Dorset Police PLOD for charity

    05 September 2018
    Dorset Police is organising a 10km walk to raise money for a new memorial to remember fallen officers and staff. Every year, the Dorset Police Chief Constable selects a charity to support, with James Vaughan choosing to support the UK Police Memorial Tru...
  • Dorset Police show that not all back packs are what they seem

    06 August 2018
    Dorset Police team up with local members of a national charity to build awareness of medical backpacks used to carry artificial feeding equipment and advise the public that 'it’s ok to ask'. The threat of terrorism is something that we are all on the loo...
  • Dorset Police launch campaign to tackle dangerous drug networks

    09 July 2018
    Police have today, 9 July, launched a campaign to raise awareness of dangerous drug networks and how the public can help spot the signs of these criminal activities taking place in our community. County lines is a term used to describe urban gangs suppl...
  • Summer drink driving campaign – more people charged

    29 June 2018
    A further 12 people have been charged with drink driving offences during Dorset Police’s summer drink driving campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth in July. In total 39 people have been charged since the campaign began. ...
  • Cut Your Strings – controlling and coercive behaviour is domestic abuse

    21 March 2018
    The Duchess of Cornwall gives her support to animated films created by Bournemouth University students to demonstrate common types of controlling and coercive behaviour.  Her Royal Highness recorded a video message introducing the animations which are a ...
  • Police remind young people and parents about the consequences of sexting

    12 February 2018
    Dorset Police, Devon & Cornwall Police and their Police and Crime Commissioners, are educating people under the age of 18 about the consequences of sexting. Sexting is the term used for the sending or receiving of sexual, naked or semi-naked images o...
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