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  • £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...
  • Knife amnesty in Dorset: 11 – 17 March 2019

    11 March 2019
    No good can come of carrying a knife – Bin it From 11 – 17 March members of the public in Dorset can dispose of unwanted knives and bladed items at designated police stations without fear of prosecution. Please check online for locations and opening tim...
  • 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...
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