Neighbourhood policing officers from across Dorset are to provide an improved visible presence this summer in a bid to reduce anti-social and criminal behaviour.  

The initiative, called ‘100 days of summer’, will see officers on dedicated foot patrols at key locations and times for 100 days.

This evidence-based approach, which is proven to reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB) and criminal behaviour by carrying out highly visible patrols, has operated in the Melcombe Regis area of Weymouth over the past few years and was positively received by the public who appreciated the stronger visible presence of uniformed officers – resulting in a significant reduction in anti-social behaviour.

Police constables and police community support officers (PCSOs) will be visible in key areas of Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth on a daily basis and will be supported by special constables. Officers will also be carrying out regular joint patrols with Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) and other designated officers from the two local authorities.  

View full article here: Members of the public can keep up with results of patrols on our neighbourhood policing social media accounts and by searching for the hashtag #100DaysOfSummer where officers will be posting daily results of patrols.