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  • Appeal for witnesses following commercial burglary in Poole

    29 September 2017
    Detectives investigating a break-in at a car dealership in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 7.24am today, Friday 29 September 2017, of a burglary at the Westover Car Group in...
  • Dorset Police recognise bravery, policing excellence, and long service at awards ceremony

    29 September 2017
    Police officers and staff were recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping Dorset safe at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 26 September 2017. The Dorset Police Award Ceremony was held at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester and saw police officers ...
  • Witness appeal following racial abuse incident in Highcliffe

    28 September 2017
    Officers investigating an incident in which a woman was racially abused in Highcliffe are appealing for information from the public. Sometime between 9.30pm and 9.45pm on Tuesday 26 September 2017 a woman was walking along Lymington Road close to the Co-...
  • Witness appeal following distraction burglary in East Dorset

    27 September 2017
    Officers investigating a distraction burglary in East Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 3.45pm on Wednesday 20 September 2017 a man entered the home of the victim, a man aged in his 70s, at Oak Tree ...
  • Appeal for witnesses following alleged public order offence in Swanage

    27 September 2017
    Officers investigating reports of a man possessing an offensive weapon and committing a public order offence in Swanage are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At 11.30am on Saturday 23 September 2017 Dorset Police received a report of man in Cow La...
  • Dorset Police to launch new scheme to help older drivers stay safe on the road

    27 September 2017
    Dorset Police is launching the ‘Older Drivers Forum’ which is designed to help keep older drivers on the road safely, for longer. The forum has received public backing by Lord Julian Fellowes and is made up of experts in road safety from across Dorset, wi...
  • Update – appeal to find elderly woman’s stolen handbag

    26 September 2017
    A handbag containing a cherished love letter that was reported stolen in Christchurch has been recovered. An appeal was issued after 84-year-old Cathy’s handbag was stolen while she was shopping at Waitrose in Christchurch on the morning of Monday ...
  • Update - appeal after reported distraction burglary in Dorchester

    25 September 2017
    A woman has been arrested following a distraction burglary in Dorchester. The victim, aged in her 80s, was at home at her address in The Grove when it was reported that she was visited by a woman she assumed to be the relief warden at around 12.15pm on T...
  • Dorset Police release use of force figures

    21 September 2017
    Dorset Police have today, Friday 22 September, released figures on the use of force by officers, in support of the Home Office Annual Data Review (ADR) requirement. From 1 April 2017, a new way of recording use of force tactics became mandatory for all p...
  • Update - appeal after reported assault in Wareham

    20 September 2017
    A man who was arrested following a reported assault in Wareham has been released under investigation. At 8.23pm on Monday 18 September 2017, officers were called to reports of a disturbance at an address in Brixey’s Lane. A 41-year-old local man s...
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