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  • Body Worn Video pilot continues in Blandford

    12 December 2016
    The next phase of the Body Worn Video pilot starts in Blandford today, Monday 12 December 2016. Body Worn Video is a joint initiative between Dorset Police in alliance with Devon & Cornwall Police. It is a supportive tool for officers to enhance evid...
  • Witness appeal after attempted street robbery in Bournemouth

    09 December 2016
    Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses following an attempted street robbery in the town. The incident happened at around 8.50pm on Tuesday 6 December 2016 while the victim was standing at a bus stop at Cemetery Junction. It was reported ...
  • Christmas drink and drug drive campaign – woman charged

    09 December 2016
    A woman is due to appear in court this month charged with a drink driving offence as part of Dorset Police's Christmas drink and drug drive campaign. The 57-year-old of Blandford has been charged with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limi...
  • Dog found following CCTV appeal

    09 December 2016
    Officers in Bournemouth investigating the theft of a dog are delighted to report it has been found safe and well. Police issued a CCTV appeal yesterday, Thursday 8 December 2016, appealing for anyone with knowledge of the dog's whereabouts to come forwar...
  • CCTV appeal after dog theft in Bournemouth

    08 December 2016
    Police in Bournemouth are releasing a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a dog and a handbag in the town. The incident happened on 27 November 2016 at around 11.30pm in The Moon in the Square pub on Exeter R...
  • HMIC finds Dorset Police to be a ‘good’ force

    07 December 2016
    Following annual reviews of police effectiveness, efficiency, legitimacy and leadership (PEEL), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has graded Dorset Police as ‘good’ overall at keeping people safe and reducing crime. Repo...
  • UPDATE: Man arrested following alleged attempted robbery in Poole

    08 December 2016
    A man has been arrested following an alleged attempted robbery in Poole. The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 18 November 2016 when the victim - a 50-year-old Poole man - exited the newsagent on the junction of Poole Road and Bourne Valley Road...
  • Police encourage victims of domestic abuse to speak out this Christmas

    06 December 2016
    Over the Christmas period, Dorset Police will have additional officers and specially-trained staff dedicated to victims and those who commit domestic abuse. There is an average of 498 domestic abuse incidents a month across Dorset and the risk of domesti...
  • Public consultation on Taser launched today

    05 December 2016
    The number of Taser trained police officers across Dorset is to be reviewed as part of a new project. Taser is an item of personal protective equipment available to police officers. It is a controlled energy device which incapacitates the subject tempora...
  • Update: Witness appeal after serious road traffic collision in Christchurch

    05 December 2016
    A man has been charged in relation to a serious road traffic collision in Christchurch. The incident happened at around 2.36am on Saturday 15 October 2016 on the B3059 near to the Somerford roundabout. The collision involved a yellow Fiat Punto and a b...
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