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  • 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...
  • Dorset Police encourage courtesy for all road users - Be #BikeSmart

    19 November 2018
    The theme of this year’s Brake Road Safety Week 19 – 25 November 2018 is for road users on both two wheels and four (or more) to be #BikeSmart and show due consideration for each other.  More information about this national charity can be found on its web...
  • Appeal after woman found with serious injuries on Bournemouth road

    08 November 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a woman was found in the middle of a Bournemouth road with serious injuries. Dorset Police was called at 9.12am this morning, Thursday 8 November 2018, to reports of...
  • Reported careless driving incident in Wareham – case due at court

    17 October 2018
    A man has been issued with a postal requisition in connection with an alleged careless driving incident in Wareham. At 6.11pm on Friday 6 April 2018 a Nissan Navara was seen being driven from South Street into Trinity Lane in what was reported to be a ca...
  • Summer drink driving campaign – total of 64 people charged

    17 July 2018
    An additional 11 people have been charged with drink driving offences during Dorset Police’s summer drink drive campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth in July and August. In total 64 people were charged during the campaign...
  • Summer drink driving campaign – more than 50 people now charged

    06 July 2018
    A further 14 people have been charged with drink driving offences during Dorset Police’s summer drink driving campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth this month. In total 53 people have been charged since the campaign begun...
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