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  • A big thank you to our Special Constables and volunteers

    01 June 2020
    Force celebrates Volunteers’ Week with a big thank you to its amazing Special Constables and police support volunteers. Monday 1 June 2020 marks the start of Volunteers’ Week and National Specials Weekend. Dorset Police’s 136 police sup...
  • Police, ambulance, councils and others unite to tackle #Unacceptable verbal abuse, assaults and attacks on key workers

    16 April 2020
    Emergency services and other partner agencies across Dorset are working together to highlight the #Unacceptable trend in the number of verbal abuse, assaults or attacks their staff face and the rising number involving threats of COVID-19 infection. Durin...
  • #999Calls - Campaign to reduce inappropriate 999 calls

    11 December 2019
    Dorset Police has launched a campaign to help reduce demand on their contact centre during the festive season. Every Christmas and New Year, calls to 999 increase and whilst many are genuine emergencies, many are not.  Already this year the force have see...
  • Dorset Police launch phase two of Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View

    21 November 2019
    Dorset Police’s second phase of Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View is now live. Make your views heard to help shape the county’s policing in the future. Dorset Police are giving the general public the opportunity to step into the chief constable’s shoes ...
  • Older Drivers Forum

    05 November 2019
    Last month Dorset roads policing officers and partner organisations held a series of meetings and workshops for older drivers to highlight potential issues, listen to concerns and give safety advice. The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping mature motor...
  • Dorset Police highlights demand with 12-hour Tweetathon

    11 June 2019
    Dorset Police will be sharing live real-time updates of every enquiry and issue received into the Force via 999 and 101 during a 12-hour Tweetathon. The event will run from 4pm on Friday 14 June 2019 and will highlight the significant demand the Force fa...
  • Weymouth to receive enhanced town centre patrols as part of ‘100 days of summer’ policing campaign

    22 May 2019
    Weymouth Neighbourhood Policing Team will be providing an improved visible presence in the town centre this summer in a bid to reduce anti-social and criminal behaviour. The initiative, called ‘100 days of summer’, will see officers on dedica...
  • Do It Online this bank holiday weekend

    22 May 2019
    This bank holiday weekend, Dorset Police wants to remind residents and visitors to the area should they need to contact the police and it’s not an emergency to Do lt Online. During public and school holidays the number of people out and about, and...
  • £330,000 saved from the hands of fraudsters thanks to new partnership

    21 May 2019
    A new partnership between local banks and Dorset Police has prevented over £330,000 getting into the hands of fraudsters in the first four months of this year. The scheme, known as the ‘banking protocol’; trains bank staff to spot when ...
  • New campaign launched to promote road users making better choices

    28 March 2019
    The Dorset Road Safety Partnership has launched a major new campaign titled ‘Choices for Humanity’, which encourages road users to make better choices. The campaign aims to continue to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Dorset r...
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