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  • Chief Constable James Vaughan goes back to school

    24 May 2021
    Dorset Police Chief Constable James Vaughan went back to school to visit a group of children who had written to him during lockdown. On Tuesday 18 May 2021 Chief Constable Vaughan visited Hayeswood School in Wimborne to talk to a group of year one student...
  • Reshaped policing areas will provide an improved local response for communities across Dorset

    16 April 2021
    Dorset Police today, Monday 19 April, sees the formation of two Local Police Areas (LPAs) in its drive to provide an outstanding service to the people of Dorset. These changes will allow the Force to better respond to the issues that matter most to commu...
  • Long term partnership project to improve services for rape and serious sexual assault victims

    05 February 2021
    This week organisations across the country have been raising awareness of sexual abuse and sexual violence and the services that exist to help victims come forward and get help. The national campaign has the hashtag #ItsNotOK Dorset Police is also taking...
  • Think twice before travelling this weekend

    15 May 2020
    Dorset leaders ask for the public to use common sense and to ‘think twice’ before rushing to Dorset. Following the government’s announcements, public services in Dorset are appealing to visitors not to flout the new guidance by travelli...
  • 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 ...
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