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  • Finance industry, Police and Trading Standards unite in Dorset to tackle fraud

    13 December 2017
    Ground breaking rapid response scheme - the Banking Protocol - means local branch staff can alert police and Trading Standards to suspected frauds taking place. The scheme was launched in Dorset in June 2017. Since then almost £140,000 of fraud has...
  • Witness appeal following serious collision in Shaftesbury

    12 December 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious collision in Shaftesbury. At 1.26pm today, Tuesday 12 December 2017, a two vehicle collision occurred on Salisbury Road near to the junction with Greenacre Way involving a black Hyu...
  • Witness appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Poole

    11 December 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fail-to-stop collision in Poole. Sometime between 3pm and 4pm on Friday 1 December 2017 a road traffic collision occurred on Constitution Hill Road just off the Seaview roundabout involving...
  • Appeal after Airsoft weapons stolen during burglary

    12 December 2017
    Detectives are appealing for information after a number of Airsoft weapons were stolen during a burglary. Policereceived a report on the morning of Friday 8 December 2017 of a burglary of a shipping container located along Wattons Lane in Matchams. The ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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