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  • 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...
  • Christmas drink and drug drive campaign - six people charged

    05 December 2016
    A total of six people have been charged with drink or drug driving offences so far as part of Dorset Police's Christmas drink and drug drive campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Bournemouth and Weymouth during December. The campaign runs betwee...
  • Man charged following alleged fail-to-stop collision in Bournemouth

    05 December 2016
    A man has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an alleged fail-to-stop collision in Bournemouth. The 22-year-old from Bournemouth is due to appear before Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court on Friday 13 January 2017. H...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Appeal for witnesses after serious collision in Weymouth

    03 December 2016
    Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision that took place on Carlton Road North, Weymouth at 3:30pm today (Saturday 3 December 2016). A grey Toyota Avensis car collided with a black Honda motorcycle, which then came into contact with a gr...
  • Witness appeal following burglary in Blandford

    02 December 2016
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a burglary in Blandford. Sometime between 1pm and 9pm on Thursday 1 December 2016 offenders gained access to a property in Damory Court Street. A number of items of jewellery and six war med...
  • Update: witness appeal following burglaries in North and East Dorset

    02 December 2016
    Officers investigating a series of burglaries in North and East Dorset have found a vehicle. Between Friday 25 November and Tuesday 29 November 2016 there have been a number of reported burglaries to properties in rural areas of Dorset - Blandford, Child...

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