• In the last 12 months, Dorset victims lost £25.8M to fraud
    Dorset Police is delighted to announce the creation of a new fraud protect officer role to help raise awareness and protect victims across the county. The role will involve working with partners to engage with individuals and businesses to raise … Read more
  • September update from the PCC
    It’s National Crime Week and so far we have seen several announcements from the Home Office that affect policing in Dorset. I’d like to take this opportunity to talk to you further about each of these announcements and what they … Read more
  • Road safety in Dorset
    It is National Road Victims Month and I’d like to use my newsletter this week to tell you more about the work going on to keep us all safe on Dorset’s roads. Road safety is a hugely important issue. When … Read more
  • DocBike charity to launch a motorcycle anti-theft initiative.
    Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), David Sidwick, has joined forces with the DocBike charity to launch a motorcycle anti-theft initiative. The initiative aims to reduce motorcycle, moped and scooter thefts by providing the opportunity for Dorset motorcycle owners to … Read more
  • Watch out for this WhatsApp scam
    Large community and religious WhatsApp groups are being targeted by scammers who infiltrate them to try and deceive their members into sending them money. Since January of this year, 268 people have reported falling victim to this scam. The fraud … Read more
  • Warning to public as detectives investigate watch robbery series
    Members of the public are being urged to remain vigilant as police investigate a series of watch robberies in Bournemouth town centre. Detailed investigations are underway into at least eight reported offences in the area since Sunday 11 June 2023. … Read more
  • PCC invites you to take the OPCC annual survey
    Last summer, I asked you to complete a safety survey to tell me how ‘safe’ you felt in your community. I also wanted to know how ‘visible and connected’ you felt to Dorset Police and whether you thought Dorset Police … Read more
  • Two Years On: Fight Violent Crime and High Harm – Update from the PCC
    As we move further into my third year as Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, I’d like to continue to look back and update you on the progress that has been made towards fulfilling the Police and Crime Plan over … Read more
  • Dorset Police supports ASB Awareness Week 2023
    Dorset Police has joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) and keep people in the county safe. Running from July 3 to 9, ASB Awareness Week 2023 is organised by RESOLVE, an ASB and community safety organisation. It … Read more
  • Bournemouth Crown Court Open Day
    Dorset PCC would like to invite you to what I think will be a fun and informative event this weekend. Dorset Criminal Justice Board are hosting a free open day at Bournemouth Crown Court in Deansleigh Road on Saturday 1st … Read more
  • 21 million scam emails reported
    Almost 21 million reports have been made to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS), resulting in the removal of over 235,000 malicious websites. SERS was launched by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the City of London Police in April 2020 … Read more
  • Police ask 999 callers to stay on the line as accidental calls increase by 112%
    Dorset Police is urging the public to stay on the line and tell them they are safe if they mistakenly dial 999 after the Force saw a 112 per cent increase in accidental calls. The Force has seen a sustained … Read more
  • Dorset Police ‘More Visible and Connected’
    Message from Dorset PCC David Sidwick I am delighted to be able to say that Dorset Police not only met but exceeded its target for the Government’s National Police Uplift Programme and there are now 174 new police officers in … Read more
  • Two Years On: Cut Crime and ASB -Update from PCC
    After two years as your Police and Crime Commissioner, I wanted to update you on all the work that has been happening over the last twelve months to progress the priorities of my Police and Crime Plan. So, over the … Read more
  • Update- wanted Bournemouth man arrested
    Officers searching for wanted Bournemouth man Samual Peter Jordan can confirm he has been located. The 24-year-old was wanted on prison recall after failing to comply with the terms of his licence following his release from jail on Tuesday 23 … Read more
  • Financial orders secured against convicted Dorset drugs gang
    Officers have secured court orders to recover more than £150,000 from six men who were sentenced as part of a drug supply conspiracy in Dorset. The defendants were sentenced for conspiracy to supply drugs at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday … Read more
  • Have you secured your email account?
    Why are email accounts so important? Your emails contain a lot of information about you, so it’s crucial you make your email password strong. If criminals get into your email account, they could access personal information that could be used … Read more
  • Protecting Your Digital Footprint
    Every time you use visit a website, send or receive a message or email, buy or book anything online, comment on a post, upload a photo or find directions on your phone, you’re adding to your digital footprint. The internet … Read more
  • Dorset Police take part in national knife crime initiative
    Operation Sceptre, a national initiative to tackle knife crime, will run from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2023. All 43 police forces and the British Transport Police (BTP) will take part in intensified efforts to crack down on knife-enabled … Read more
  • Dorset remains the sixth safest area in the country latest crime statistics show
    Dorset remains the sixth safest area in the country after experiencing a rise in crime markedly lower than other parts of England and Wales. The Office for National Statistics released data on Thursday, 27 April 2023, which shows that overall … Read more
  • National Stalking Awareness Week, message from Dorset PCC
    This week is National Stalking Awareness Week. Stalking and Harassment are particularly destructive, and I’ve listened to some appalling accounts from victims about the impact it has had on them. I know too that thousands of you would have seen … Read more
  • Appeal for information following scam in Bournemouth
    Officers are issuing a warning to the public and appealing for information following a scam in Bournemouth. The victim, a man aged in his 20s, arranged to sell his phone to someone over Facebook Martketplace for £600 and they agreed … Read more
  • Remembering to #ShopKind
    Next week is #ShopKind week, a joint Home Office and Crime Stoppers campaign that encourages kindness to retail workers. Violence against shopworkers is a real concern, it is utterly despicable and unacceptable – after all, everyone has the right to … Read more
  • Operation Scorpion week of action sees cash, suspected drugs and weapons removed from the streets
    Dorset Police has taken part in a regional week of action which has resulted in multiple arrests and the seizure of cash, suspected drugs, weapons and mobile phones. Teams from across the Force carried out proactive enforcement against those with … Read more
  • Operation Scorpion week of action sees cash, suspected drugs and weapons removed from the streets
    Once again Operation Scorpion has demonstrated the power of partnership working in driving drugs out of our communities. The operation has resulted in more suspected drug dealers facing consequences, more suspected illegal drugs taken off the streets, more knives and … Read more
  • On Sunday 23 April 2023, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service.
    On Sunday 23 April 2023, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service. Emergency Alerts is a UK government service that will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby. In an emergency, your mobile … Read more
  • WhatsApp security code scam
    Criminals are targeting WhatsApp users by posing as a friend and asking for a security code. Action Fraud has received over 60 reports relating to this scam. The scam begins when a criminal gets access to another WhatsApp account which … Read more
  • Bournemouth rape investigation – renewed appeal to identify witness
    Detectives continuing to investigate the reported rape of a woman in Bournemouth are making a direct witness appeal. The incident occurred in the area of Lansdowne Road and Beechey Road in the early hours of Sunday 26 February 2023. Police … Read more
  • Arrests following investigation into reported suspected drug dealing in Bournemouth
    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of a modern day slavery offence following an investigation into alleged drug dealing in Bournemouth. At around 1.20pm on Thursday 16 March 2023 officers from the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Neighbourhood Enforcement Team … Read more
  • Vehicle fraud and online shopping advice
    If you are thinking of buying or selling a car this spring, then take a read of Get Safe Online’s latest advice on how to make sure you do so as safely as possible if doing so online. Tips from … Read more
  • Putting Victims and Communities first: motorbike theft
    Putting victims and communities in Dorset first is a priority in my Police and Crime Plan. Before I became Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) I spent three years as a candidate listening to what Dorset residents had to say and … Read more