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  • Force welcomes HMICFRS PEEL legitimacy report

    12 December 2017
    Dorset Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner have welcomed a report which has concluded that the Force’s approach to treating people fairly is ‘good’. Following annual reviews of police effectiveness, efficiency, legitimacy and leadership (PEEL),...
  • Appeal following alleged serious assault in Bournemouth

    12 December 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an alleged serious assault in Bournemouth - with two men being arrested. Dorset Police received a report at 2.19am today, Tuesday 12 December 2017, of a serious assault outside Halo nightclub...
  • Witness appeal following attempted robbery in Ferndown

    12 December 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an attempted robbery in Ferndown. At around 8pm on Saturday 9 December 2017 two women walked along Ringwood Road near to the White Heather pub and passed two men. One appeared drunk and deman...
  • Exercise tests multi-agency response to missing people investigations

    11 December 2017
    The latest exercise to test the multi-agency response to finding missing people in Dorset was held on Brownsea Island on Friday 8 December 2017. Specially trained officers from Dorset Police were joined by colleagues from the Coastguard, RNLI, Dorset and...
  • Witness appeal following alleged burglary in Dorchester

    11 December 2017
    Detectives investigating a reported burglary in Dorchester are appealing for the public’s help. Sometime between midnight and 2.40am on Sunday 3 December 2017 it was reported that a burglary occurred at an address in Prospect Road.Three coats and a...
  • Advice to dog owners following spate of sheep worrying incidents

    08 December 2017
    Officers are reminding pet owners to ensure they keep their dogs away from livestock following a spate of sheep worrying incidents across Dorset. Dorset Police has received six reports of sheep worrying since Thursday 30 November 2017, including two sepa...
  • Warn vulnerable members of the community about fraud this Christmas

    08 December 2017
    As part of this year’s Christmas campaign, Dorset Police is reminding the public to be aware of fraud and spread the word. Christmas can offer fraudsters increased opportunities to trick people. Unfortunately fraud is often targeted at vulnerable and elde...
  • Two men due in court in connection with alleged stabbing in Bournemouth

    08 December 2017
    Detectives investigating an incident in which a man was reportedly stabbed in Bournemouth have charged two men. The incident happened at around 8pm on Monday 4 December 2017 at the junction of Lydford Road and Lydford Gardens. A Bournemouth man aged in ...
  • Special constables unite to target rural crime

    08 December 2017
    Special constables from across Dorset Police, Devon & Cornwall Police and Hampshire Constabulary joined forces to target rural crime in a weekend of proactive patrols. The cross-border operation saw officers proactively patrol rural areas surrounding...
  • Christmas drink and drug driving campaign – 10 people charged

    08 December 2017
    Ten people have been charged with drink or drug driving offences so far as part of Dorset Police’s Christmas drink and drug driving campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth during December 2017 and January 2018. The campaig...
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