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  • Statement following the death of George Floyd

    04 June 2020
    Dorset Police's Chief Constable James Vaughan has issued a statement to the county's communities following the death of George Floyd in America.He said: "The death of George Floyd has left his family, loved ones and friends devastated and heartbroken. Com...
  • Appeal for witnesses following medical incident near Christchurch

    03 June 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward after a cyclist sadly died following a suspected medical episode at Hurn near Christchurch. At 2.50pm on Sunday 24 May 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report ...
  • Witness appeal after woman found injured in Gillingham

    01 June 2020
    Detectives investigating an incident where a woman was found injured in Gillingham are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 12.05am on Saturday 30 May 2020 that a woman had been found ...
  • Public urged to avoid the area at Durdle Door in Purbeck

    30 May 2020
    Officers are appealing to the public to stay away from Durdle Door in Purbeck as emergency services are in attendance to deal with a number of casualties. Dorset Police was called at 3.43pm on Saturday 30 May 2020 to a report of concern for the safety of...
  • A Special day to mark 5,800 hours of lockdown support

    18 May 2020
    Members of the Dorset Special Constabulary have worked more than 5,800 hours to support frontline policing during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown. Dorset’s army of 126 Special Constables have been out in force across our communities to give sup...
  • New Assistant Chief Constable appointment for Dorset

    27 April 2020
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable James Vaughan is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Assistant Chief Constable for Operations to the Force. Chief Superintendent Samantha (Sam) de Reya was successfully selected on Friday 24 April 2020 fol...
  • Witness appeal following reported altercation in Weymouth

    22 April 2020
    Officers investigating a reported altercation in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at around 1.15pm on Thursday 16 April 2020 of a disturbance on Abbotsbury Road, near to the ...
  • 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...
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