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  • Dorset Police launches Bobby Van initiative to support vulnerable victims of burglary

    23 January 2020
    Dorset Police, through the Safer Dorset Foundation charity, is launching a new scheme to support victims of burglary. The initiative will allow vulnerable victims of crime to receive a visit from a security operative who will pass on advice about safety ...
  • Dorset Police commit to connect with communities

    31 July 2019
    Dorset Police is introducing a new initiative in a commitment to better connect with local communities.   The Force has developed a series of plans under the Neighbourhood Engagement Contract (NEC) initiative so communities can communicate as effectively ...
  • National Neighbourhood Watch Week 17 – 23 June

    13 June 2019
    Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Watch Schemes in the spotlight 17 - 23 June is National Neighbourhood Watch Week. Dorset, Devon and Cornwallhave thriving Watch associations and would like to update you on the amazing work that is carried out. On 18 June De...
  • Busy summer emphasises need for police merger

    14 August 2018
    During the busy summer for policing in Dorset discussions have been continuing about the creation of a new force incorporating Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police. Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “The summer months are always some of...
  • Could you help the police by knitting teddies for children in distress?

    04 June 2018
    Dorset Police is calling on the support of knitting enthusiasts across the county to create teddy bears for children in distress. The teddies will be carried in patrol cars and used to comfort young children who are distressed or experiencing a traumatic...
  • Dorset Police partners with local BID to enhance policing in Ferndown

    11 May 2018
    Dorset Police has joined forces with the Ferndown and Uddens Business Improvement District (BID) working together to build community safety on the industrial estates and in the wider Ferndown area. The BID has funded an electric vehicle for use by the ...
  • Dorset Police signs partnership agreement with local BID to support business community

    15 February 2018
    Dorset Police has entered into a partnership with the Ferndown and Uddens Business Improvement District (BID), which will help to build community safety on the industrial estates and in the wider area.   The partnership will see the BID fund an electric v...
  • Dorset Police brand police car in support of this year's Poppy Appeal

    07 November 2017
    Dorset Police will once again be showcasing a specially decorated police car with red poppies to show the Force’s support to the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.  The specially branded car will be leading the Weymouth Remembrance Sunday parade ...
  • Dorset Police celebrates local groups for National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2017

    16 June 2017
    Events will be taking place across the county from Saturday 17 June to Sunday 25 June 2017, led by local Neighbourhood and Home Watch groups. Neighbourhood Watch groups are independent, but work together closely with partners, including the police, fire ...
  • Flare amnesty offered in Dorset as part of Sea Safety Day

    12 April 2017
    Dorset Police, in conjunction with Ramora UK has arranged a flare amnesty for private boat owners as part of a Sea Safety Day. A flare amnesty will take place at Cobbs Quay, Poole, as part of a family Sea Safety Day on Saturday 15 April 2017. The event,...
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