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  • Dorset Police targets dangerous road users in West Dorset crackdown

    28 April 2017
    Traffic officers from across Dorset, Devon and Cornwall came together as part of Operation Allied Wolf yesterday for a major crackdown on dangerous road users in Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester. Officers targeted people suspected of being involved in ...
  • Volunteers invited to sign up to Community Speed Watch

    25 April 2017
    Dorset Police is inviting local communities who have concerns about speeding in their area to sign up to Community Speed Watch. The initiative gives local communities the opportunity to get actively involved in road safety, with teams operating in vil...
  • Appeal after road rage incident in Dorchester

    24 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for information after a road rage incident involving a motorist and two cyclists in Dorchester. The incident happened at around 2.30pm on Friday 7 April 2017 in High West Street. Two cyclists, wearing lycra and helmets, were invol...
  • Motorists warned of road closures in Shaftesbury area

    13 April 2017
    Motorists are being warned of road closures on routes between Shaftesbury and Blandford this afternoon, Thursday 13 April 2017. The A350 is currently closed for the recovery of a crane following a fire, which was reported at 6.20pm yesterday, Wednesday 1...
  • 92 motorists caught using their phone in week long crackdown

    13 March 2017
    Following an increase in the penalties for using a mobile phone at the wheel, Dorset Police has taken part in a week-long crackdown against people using their mobile phones while driving, with 92 fixed penalty notices being issued. The campaign ran from ...
  • Dorset Police officers to appear on Jeremy Kyle on Monday night

    03 March 2017
    Dorset Police officers are set to feature in an ITV documentary with Jeremy Kyle on Monday night at 8pm. Kyle Files investigates high-profile issues that impact on people’s lives across Britain, with the next episode focusing on dangers at the whee...
  • Drug driver handed driving ban

    02 March 2017
    A drug driver has been handed an 18-month driving ban. Andrew Saunders, 51 and of Pilsdon Drive in Poole, pleaded guilty at Poole Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 28 February 2017 to drug driving. He was also given a £110 fine and told to pay £3...
  • Mobile phone at the wheel crackdown in Dorset as punishment doubles

    28 February 2017
    The number of points and the fine issued to motorists for using a mobile phone at the wheel has doubled, with Dorset Police taking part in a national week-long enforcement and education campaign. Motorists caught using a mobile phone have until recently,...
  • Witness appeal following reported driving offences in Poole

    28 February 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after it was reported that a vehicle failed to stop for police in Poole. The incident happened at around 10.30am today, Tuesday 28 February 2017, involving a green Volkswagen Sharan. The vehicle was r...
  • Witness appeal after reported second hand car scam in East Dorset

    20 February 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a reported scam involving second hand cars in East Dorset. Police received a call at 8.29pm on Sunday 12 February 2017 reporting criminal damage to a car at an address in St Ives near Ringwood. It is alleged th...
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