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  • Force continues to enhance understanding and its response to domestic abuse

    19 August 2021
    Dorset Police officers and staff have enhanced their understanding of some of the tactics used by domestic abuse perpetrators as part of the Force’s continued efforts to strengthen the service they provide to victims. SafeLives, a UK-wide charity dedicate...
  • Force response to rise in reported stalking offences

    23 March 2021
    In recent months Dorset Police has seen a rise in reported stalking offences reflecting a national increase in domestic related incidents. The increase in offences is likely partly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2020 there have also...
  • HMICFRS inspection into crime recording rates Dorset Police as "good"

    24 July 2020
    Dorset Police has been commended after an independent inspection found “high levels of accuracy” in the way crime is recorded. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has rated the Force as “good”, with 93 per c...
  • Insight into policing Weymouth as part of #DorsetPoliceLIVE social media campaign

    27 September 2018
    This Saturday from 6pm, Dorset Police will be offering its social media followers a front row seat to a demanding shift in Weymouth, as we share updates on the work of a busy frontline response unit. The Force is expecting it to be a busy payday weekend,...
  • Insight into policing Bournemouth as part of #DorsetPoliceLIVE social media campaign

    24 August 2018
    This Saturday 25 August 2018, from 6pm, Dorset Police will be offering its social media followers a front row seat to a demanding shift in Bournemouth as the Force shares updates on the work of a busy frontline response unit. The Force is expecting thous...
  • Police ask for the public’s help during the heatwave following unprecedented demand

    10 July 2018
    Police are asking for patience from the public following an unprecedented rise in demand across Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. The exceptional spell of hot weather, combined with the rise in the number of people visiting the area and the excitement of the W...
  • Dorset Police ask; "could your enquiry be answered by NED?"

    18 January 2018
    Do you have issues with parking? Noisy neighbours? Concerned with an animal’s welfare? Not sure who to contact… Then AskNED - the non-emergency directory. Dorset Police has launched a new online knowledgebase designed to help the public fin...
  • Force welcomes HMICFRS PEEL legitimacy report

    12 December 2017
    Dorset Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner have welcomed a report which has concluded that the Force’s approach to treating people fairly is ‘good’. Following annual reviews of police effectiveness, efficiency, legitimacy and leadership (PEEL),...
  • Report shows Dorset Police are a good and efficient Force

    08 November 2017
    Dorset Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner welcomed a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published today, Thursday 9 November, which assesses force efficiency and leadership. The repo...
  • Normal service resumes following Dorset Police's 101 phoneline fault

    20 July 2017
    Dorset Police's 101 phoneline has resumed a normal service following a technical fault. The issue was reported to police at around 1pm today, Thursday 20 July 2017. It was fixed at around 2.45pm. The technical fault did not affect the emergency number 9...

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