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  • Witness appeal following reported dangerous driving incident near Dorchester

    12 April 2019
    Officers investigating a reported dangerous driving incident near Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. The incident is alleged to have occurred at around 2.45pm on Monday 8 April 2019 in the area...
  • Witness appeal following reported dangerous driving in Weymouth

    10 April 2019
    Officers investigating a reported dangerous driving incident in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward. At around 5.35pm on Monday 8 April 2019 officers attempted to stop a silver Vauxhall Vectra in the area o...
  • New initiative launched to promote horse and rider safety on the highway

    11 March 2019
    Following the success of Dorset Police’s innovative Operation Close Pass – Cycle Safe which supports bike safety on the highway, the scheme is being extended to include horse riders and other vulnerable rural road users including pedestrians, farm workers...
  • Officers carry out day of action on Boscombe roads

    07 March 2019
    A total of seven arrests were made during a day of action on roads in Boscombe. Officers from the traffic unit joined forces with officers targeting suspected county lines networks for a day of intensification in the area on Monday 4 March 2019. They st...
  • Arrests during day of action on Weymouth roads

    27 February 2019
    A number of arrests were made during the latest day of action on roads in the Weymouth area. Officers from the traffic unit teamed up with dedicated officers targeting suspected county lines drugs networks for the day of intensification on Tuesday 26 Feb...
  • Dorset roads policing officer recognised at national awards

    30 January 2019
    PC David Cotterill of the Alliance roads policing unit has been recognised for his outstanding record arresting drug drivers in Dorset.    He was announced as runner up at the national roads policing conference held by the Police Federation of England and...
  • Safest year ever on Dorset road

    21 January 2019
    Since 2012, the number of people killed and seriously injured on Dorset’s roads has shown a sustained fall. In 2012 it was 355, in 2018 with figures to be confirmed, it was 239, a reduction of slightly more than 32 Slight or minor collisions have showed...
  • Arrests during day of action on county’s roads

    15 January 2019
    A day of action on the roads saw officers target those suspected of posing a high risk to fellow road users. Officers from the traffic unit teamed up with local officers from neighbourhood policing teams to carry out the day of intensification in the Dor...
  • No excuse for drink driving this Christmas

    30 November 2018
    You don’t have to be drunk to be a drink driver.   Dorset Police will launch its annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign, running from 1 December 2018 to 1 January 2019, with an event in the aptly named Brewery Square in Dorchester.   There is noth...
  • Is your tractor safe on the public highway?

    22 November 2018
    Dorset Police is issuing a reminder to the farming community to ensure they correctly secure sharp tractor loader implements when travelling on public roads. In May earlier this year, officers attended a serious collision in the Furzebrook area of Wareha...
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