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  • Statement following the death of George Floyd

    04 June 2020
    Dorset Police's Chief Constable James Vaughan has issued a statement to the county's communities following the death of George Floyd in America.He said: "The death of George Floyd has left his family, loved ones and friends devastated and heartbroken. Com...
  • Dorset calls on people to ‘respect our communities’

    04 June 2020
    Organisations across Dorset are yet again urging people who are visiting Dorset and those that live here to think carefully about where they are going and if it is safe to do so. If it is busy and social distancing can’t be maintained, then people...
  • Update – appeal after woman reportedly bitten by dog in Poole

    04 June 2020
    A woman has been identified following an appeal after a woman was reportedly bitten by a dog in Poole. At around 1pm on Sunday 24 May 2020 the victim - a woman aged in her 50s - was cycling along the Sterte Esplanade when a dog allegedly approached her i...
  • Appeal for witnesses following medical incident near Christchurch

    03 June 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward after a cyclist sadly died following a suspected medical episode at Hurn near Christchurch. At 2.50pm on Sunday 24 May 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report ...
  • Update - three appear in court in connection with reported aggravated burglary in Ferndown

    02 June 2020
    Three men have been charged and have appeared in court in connection with an alleged aggravated burglary in Ferndown. It was reported that at around 9.55pm on Thursday 28 May 2020 three men entered an address on Ford Lane and allegedly took a quantity of...
  • Witness appeal after woman found injured in Gillingham

    01 June 2020
    Detectives investigating an incident where a woman was found injured in Gillingham are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 12.05am on Saturday 30 May 2020 that a woman had been found ...
  • Image appeal following burglary in Bere Regis

    01 June 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they investigate a burglary in Bere Regis. A garage in the Rye Hill area was broken into some time between 6pm on Monday 25 May and 5pm on Tuesday 26 May 2020. Two high-va...
  • Witness appeal following road traffic collision in Weymouth

    01 June 2020
    Officers investigating a road traffic collision in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. At approximately 10.30am on Thursday 21 May 2020 a collision occurred on the B3155 Preston Road at the juncti...
  • A big thank you to our Special Constables and volunteers

    01 June 2020
    Force celebrates Volunteers’ Week with a big thank you to its amazing Special Constables and police support volunteers. Monday 1 June 2020 marks the start of Volunteers’ Week and National Specials Weekend. Dorset Police’s 136 police sup...
  • Witness appeal following assault in Wareham

    01 June 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they investigate an assault in Wareham. The incident occurred at around 5pm on Wednesday 20 May 2020 in the car park of the Sainsbury’s supermarket in South Street. ...
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