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  • New coronavirus sanctions and police powers – advice to our communities

    27 March 2020
    Parliament has passed emergency powers for the police to enforce restrictions on public movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19, help the NHS and save lives.Under these rules, you should not leave your home unless strictly necessary for one of the follo...
  • Chief Constable James Vaughan’s message to our communities

    24 March 2020
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable James Vaughan has issued a personal message to the county’s communities in the wake of the latest COVID-19 restrictions. He said: "Last night the Government announced emergency measures that represent some of t...
  • COVID-19 message to our communities

    21 March 2020
    Message from Assistant Chief Constable Mark Callaghan, who is leading the police response for COVID-19: "I would like to reassure our Dorset communities that we have taken all necessary steps to ensure we can continue to protect you, prevent crime and up...
  • Update in relation to investigation into death of Emiliano Sala

    11 March 2020
    Detectives investigating the death of professional footballer Emiliano Sala have confirmed that Dorset Police will be taking no further action against a man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act. On Monday 21 January 2019 a plane carry...
  • Force successful in its bid to arm more frontline officers with Tasers

    05 March 2020
    Dorset Police has welcomed the news that the Force has been successful in its bid to equip more frontline officers with Tasers. In February the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner submitted a bid to the Home Office for additional funding and it...
  • Update – 101 service fault has been resolved

    31 December 2019
    Dorset Police would like to advise members of the public that the technical difficulty with the 101 non-emergency telephone number has now been fixed. Engineers were looking into the fault, which was reported on Monday 30 December 2019, and worked closel...
  • Witness appeal following reported affray in Boscombe

    24 December 2019
    Officers investigating a reported affray in Boscombe are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police was called at 7.39pm on Friday 20 December 2019 to a report of a fight involving approximately 20 people near to Mc...
  • Wishing our communities a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year

    23 December 2019
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable and Police & Crime Commissioner are wishing Dorset communities a very merry Christmas. Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “As 2019 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a ...
  • Update regarding non-fatal shooting in Bournemouth

    20 December 2019
    Dorset Police is issuing an update in relation to a non-fatal shooting in Bournemouth. As part of a pre-planned policing operation to arrest a man on suspicion of an assault with a knife, armed police officers attempted to stop a black Mercedes car on Ca...
  • Update – man due in court for reportedly carrying a knife in Bournemouth

    29 November 2019
    A man is due to appear in court in connection with a reported incident involving someone carrying a knife into a fast food restaurant in Bournemouth. At around 9.55pm on Friday 13 September 2019 it was reported a man walked into McDonalds in Christchurch...
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