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COVID-19 (coronavirus)  March 2020  

  • Witness appeal following alleged assault in Shaftesbury

    31 March 2020
    Officers investigating an alleged assault on a Police Community Support Officer in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 2.15pm on Monday 30 March 2020 the victim - a female PCSO who was on duty - r...
  • Appeal for information following assault in Poole

    30 March 2020
    Officers investigating the assault of a woman in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. The victim, a woman who was dressed in her uniform for work at a nursing home, was walking in the Sherborn open space in Canford Heath at ar...
  • New coronavirus sanctions and police powers – advice to our communities

    27 March 2020
    Parliament has passed emergency powers for the police to enforce restrictions on public movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19, help the NHS and save lives.Under these rules, you should not leave your home unless strictly necessary for one of the follo...
  • Chief Constable James Vaughan’s message to our communities

    24 March 2020
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable James Vaughan has issued a personal message to the county’s communities in the wake of the latest COVID-19 restrictions. He said: "Last night the Government announced emergency measures that represent some of t...
  • COVID-19 message to our communities

    21 March 2020
    Message from Assistant Chief Constable Mark Callaghan, who is leading the police response for COVID-19: "I would like to reassure our Dorset communities that we have taken all necessary steps to ensure we can continue to protect you, prevent crime and up...

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