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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dorset Police warn of increasing online sextortion

    30 November 2016
    Dorset Police are reminding the public to be aware of their online behaviour and how to avoid becoming a victim of sextortion. Sextortion (a combination of sex and extortion) is where a victim is blackmailed to pay money to prevent intimate videos or pho...
  • Doorstep Crime Awareness Week: A great success, but please stay vigilant

    01 November 2016
    Dorset Police and Trading Standards joined forces with other local organisations to hold engagement events throughout the week, raising awareness of rogue traders and distraction burglars. Events were held at nineteen different locations across the count...
  • Dorset Police show support for this year's Poppy Appeal

    27 October 2016
    A Dorset Police car has been specially decorated with red poppies to show the Force’s support of the Royal British Legion annual Poppy Appeal. Acting Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Colin Pipe, said: “Following the success of our specia...
  • Dorset Police and Trading Standards warn “be sure who’s at your door” in week of action

    20 October 2016
    The organisations will be holding Doorstep Crime Awareness Week between Monday 24 and Friday 28 October 2016, to raise the profile of the issue and advise members of the public on how they can prevent themselves from falling victim to rogue traders and di...
  • Fraud and cyber-crime cost Dorset £8million in the past year

    18 October 2016
    • 71% of people in the South West said their top concern is identity theft • 38% of people in the region use the same password for multiple online accounts • UK lost nearly £11 billion in the last year to fraud and cyber-crime • ...
  • Dorset Police and Get Safe Online issue new ransomware warning

    27 September 2016
    • UK among top 5 countries affected by ransomware in 2015 • Estimated 90,000 devices infected in one day by just one type of ransomware • On average ransomware cybercriminals are demanding £514 from their victims Dorset Police and Ge...
  • Public, police and partners join forces to crack down on poaching in Dorset

    23 September 2016
    An Anti-Poaching Seminar was held on Thursday 22 September 2016, with the aim of discussing and developing a united approach to one of the county’s most notorious rural crime types. Members of the rural community joined representatives from the Bri...
  • Dorset among top 14 forces when supporting those suffering with mental health

    09 September 2016
    An innovative mental health street triage service for Dorset continues to significantly reduce the number of times a custody suite has been used as a place of safety for those suffering a mental health crisis. National data released today by the Nation...
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