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July 2020  

  • Dorset Police welcomes updated stop and search guidance

    30 July 2020
    Dorset Police has welcomed updated stop and search guidance published today by the College of Policing. The updated guidance outlines ways in which community oversight and independent scrutiny can be used effectively in the context of stop and search whic...
  • Appeal following burglary in Poole

    31 July 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a burglary at an address in Poole. At 11.41pm on Sunday 26 July 2020 officers were called to reports of a break in at an address in Redwood Road and people with torches. At the time nothing w...
  • New Deputy Chief Constable appointed to Dorset Police

    31 July 2020
    Dorset Police Chief Constable James Vaughan is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Deputy Chief Constable to the Force.Scott Chilton was successfully selected on Tuesday 28 July 2020 following an appointment process chaired by Chief Constable J...
  • Update – body found in search for man missing in the water off Portland

    01 August 2020
    Officers carrying out enquiries to locate a man who went missing in the water off Portland are sad to confirm that a body has been located. Dorset Police was called at 10.21pm on Sunday 19 July 2020 to reports a man had entered the water near the area of...
  • Renewed appeal in search for missing woman from Dorchester

    30 July 2020
    Officers searching for a woman who has gone missing from Dorchester are renewing their appeal for the public’s help to find her - with information received that also links her to the Bournemouth area. Laura Dodon, who is 43 years old, was reported ...
  • Witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision in Bournemouth

    30 July 2020
    Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward as they investigate a fatal collision in Bournemouth. At 6.17pm on Thursday 30 July 2020 Dorset Police received a report of a collision on Wallisdown Road, a...
  • Update – arrest in connection with reported assault in Bournemouth

    29 July 2020
    A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with a reported assault in Bournemouth. The incident occurred at around 8.10pm on Saturday 4 July 2020 in the area of Meyrick Road. It was alleged that a man in his 20s was involved in an altercation with a g...
  • Message to communities and visitors – enjoy the warm weather safely

    29 July 2020
    Dorset Police is urging people to enjoy the warm weather expected in the coming days in a safe and responsible way as it steps up preparations to cope with the increased demand on its service. The Force has already seen an increase in demand recently, wi...
  • Appeal for information following criminal damage and assault in Poole

    29 July 2020
    Officers investigating an incident of criminal damage and assault in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Between 12pm and 12.30pm on Monday 20 July 2020 a man aged in his 40s was driving a Mini Cooper convertible with the roo...
  • Missing woman from Dorchester – appeal for public help

    29 July 2020
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help to find a woman who has gone missing from Dorchester. Laura Dodon, 43, was last seen in Weymouth on Tuesday 21 July 2020 and was reported missing on Monday 27 July 2020 after failing to contact her famil...
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