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  • Blue light services in Dorset expecting a busy weekend

    16 July 2021
    Emergency services in Dorset have met to discuss resilience issues in the county and are working together to ensure a safe level of service is maintained across the weekend. The ambulance service, Dorset Police and the county’s hospitals are curren...
  • Force improves domestic abuse services to support vulnerable people across the county

    24 June 2021
    Dorset Police has introduced a number of improvements to transform the way it responds to and supports victims of domestic abuse. The COVID-19 pandemic saw reports of domestic abuse rise nationally. In Dorset a 25 per cent increase in domestic abuse inci...
  • Thank you message to community following reported disturbance in Christchurch

    19 June 2021
    Dorset Police is issuing a message of thanks to residents in Christchurch who were affected while officers dealt with a reported disturbance. At 7.26am on Saturday 19 June 2021 officers were called to reports of a disturbance at an address in Everest Roa...
  • Witness appeal following incident involving cyclist in Poole

    08 June 2021
    Officers investigating an incident where a cyclist sustained injuries in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report that at around 3.15pm on Sunday 6 June 2021 a cyclist, a man aged in hi...
  • Joint multi-agency work to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Weymouth

    27 May 2021
    Dorset Police is working together with Dorset Council and other partner agencies to continue to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Weymouth town centre. As visitor numbers to Weymouth begin to increase over the coming months, partner agencies have...
  • Chief Constable James Vaughan announces plans to retire this autumn

    27 May 2021
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable James Vaughan has announced plans to retire from policing in the autumn of 2021. Chief Constable Vaughan began his career in Wiltshire Police in 1992, working in various uniform and detective roles before moving up t...
  • Warrants executed in Bournemouth to tackle suspected exploitation and drug supply

    11 May 2021
    Officers have carried out a series of co-ordinated warrants at addresses in Bournemouth as they aim to crackdown on suspected human trafficking, prostitution and drug offences. A number of possible vulnerable victims of suspected modern slavery have also...
  • Appeal for information in relation to allegation of car theft

    23 April 2021
    Officers investigating a claim that a car was stolen from an address in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report on Wednesday 14 April 2021 that a black BMW 320D M Sport had been s...
  • Policing response to protest in Bournemouth

    10 April 2021
    Officers from Dorset Police have policed a protest that took place in Bournemouth. Throughout the week Dorset Police monitored plans to protest in the area of the Town Hall on Saturday 10 April 2021. The Force made efforts to engage with the organisers b...
  • Death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

    09 April 2021
    Today, Friday 9 April 2021, Buckingham Palace has announced the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Deputy Chief Constable Scott Chilton said: “Dorset Police is very saddened to learn of the death of HRH The Duke of Ed...
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