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  • Update – man due in court in connection with reported dangerous driving in Weymouth

    17 October 2019
    A man is due to appear in court in connection with a reported dangerous driving incident in Weymouth. At around 5.35pm on Monday 8 April 2019 officers attempted to stop a silver Vauxhall Vectra in the area of Spa Road. It was reported the vehicle made of...
  • Appeal for information in relation to alleged road safety offences near Sherborne

    15 October 2019
    Officers investigating reports of road safety offences near Sherborne are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward. At around 10.30am on Saturday 12 October 2019 Dorset Police received reports of horses and hounds from a...
  • Appeal for information following reported dangerous driving incident in Bournemouth

    01 September 2019
    Detectives investigating a reported dangerous driving incident in Boscombe are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. At around 6.40pm on Friday 30 August 2019 officers from the local neighbourhood policing t...
  • Operation Snap launches in Dorset

    16 July 2019
    Secure website allows public to upload video and photos of driving incidentsDorset Police has announced the launch of Operation Snap, a secure online portal through which members of the public can upload dashcam or otherwise filmed video and digital photo...
  • 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...
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