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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Appeal after suspicious incident in Gillingham

    18 November 2019
    Officers investigating a suspicious incident in Gillingham in which a teenage girl was approached by a man are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At 3.45pm on Saturday 16 November 2019 a 15-year-old local girl was walking...
  • “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?”

    12 November 2019
    Dorset Police is introducing a new channel for local communities to get the latest news from the Force. Through the new Dorset Police Flash Briefing skill for Amazon Alexa members of the public can now access free daily updates with the latest news and a...
  • Investigation following death of a man in Bournemouth

    29 October 2019
    Detectives investigating the death of a man in Bournemouth are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police was called at 9.37pm on Monday 21 October 2019 to a report of a sudden death of a man aged in his 50s in an address off St...
  • Witness appeal following report of man with knife in Poole

    17 October 2019
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a report of a man with a knife in Poole. At approximately 1.05pm on Thursday 17 October 2019 a police car was flagged down by a female member of the public in a car...
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