• Man due in court for reported drug supply in Bournemouth
    A man has been charged and is due to appear in court after being stopped by officers carrying out proactive efforts to tackle suspected drug supply in Bournemouth. Officers from the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Neighbourhood Enforcement Team (NET) stopped […]
  • Four Charged With Drug Supply Offences Following Proactive Operation
    Four people have been charged with drug supply offences following the latest proactive operation in the ongoing effort to crackdown on suspected dealers operating in Dorset. Following joint work involving officers from Dorset Police and the Metropolitan Police, a series […]
  • Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Annual Report
    My first annual report since being elected as Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner has just been published, so this week I would like to invite you to read the report and find out more about the work that has been going on […]
  • New Crime Statistics Show Dorset Now The Seventh Safest Area In The Country
    Dorset is now the seventh safest area in the country after experiencing a rise in crime that is significantly lower than elsewhere in England and Wales. Data released on Thursday 21 July 2022 by the Office for National Statistics shows […]
  • Have you been victim of this rogue trader?
    Officers investigating an alleged rogue trader incident in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward – with one man arrested. It is reported that on Friday 15 July 2022 an elderly woman attended a bank in the […]
  • Dorset Police Support Asb Awareness Week 2022
    Dorset Police has joined a national campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB). ASB Awareness Week 2022 encourages communities to take a stand against ASB and highlight the actions that can be taken by those experiencing it. Organised by Resolve, an […]
  • Dorset Police Asks Members of The Public To Make Sensible Choices This Weekend
    Ahead of an extreme heat warning for the next four days, Dorset Police is calling on residents and visitors to make sensible choices when contacting emergency services. Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit Dorset over the next […]
  • 15th July 2022 – Scam Alert
    Dorset Police is urging the public to remain vigilant following reports across the country of scams where the offender is purporting to be a police officer or from a bank.  The offenders will contact you by telephone, pretending to be […]
  • Operation Viper Strikes At The Heart of Drugs and County Lines Criminality
    Dorset Police has carried out a week of action to tackle drugs and county lines under Operation Viper in the ongoing fight against making Dorset a hostile place for suspected criminals. Activity took place between Monday 4 July to Friday […]
  • Operation Viper Tackles Suspected Drug Use and County Lines In Bournemouth Day of Action
    Officers from Dorset Police have executed two warrants as part of a proactive operation to tackle suspected drug use and county lines across the conurbation. During the warrants which were carried out in the Winton area on Friday 1 July […]
  • Warrants Executed In The Fight Against Suspected Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
    Dorset Police executed warrants at ten addresses across the Bournemouth and Poole area yesterday, in the ongoing fight to tackle reported criminality in the county. As a result of community intelligence, the Force was able to plan and execute the […]
  • A message about courier fraud – a victim speaks out
    A victim has spoken out to warn members of the public after he was the target of a courier fraud. Dorset Police received a report that on Wednesday 25 May 2022 a man aged in his 80s in Poole received […]
  • Cctv Appeal Following Fraud Offence In Bournemouth
    Officers investigating reports of a courier fraud offence in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. On Monday 30 May 2022 Dorset Police was contacted by a representative from a bank in […]
  • Force Launches Public Equality Diversity and Inclusion Programme and Survey
    Dorset Police is launching an equality, diversity and inclusion programme and survey and is asking members of the public to get involved. Equality, diversity and inclusion is one of the Force’s priorities and a programme of work is underway to […]
  • 752 reports in four days relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem
    Action Fraud has received 752 reports in four days relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem. The emails state that the recipient is eligible for a rebate as a result of a newly announced government scheme. The links in […]
  • Officers are renewing their appeal for information to help locate a man who has gone missing from Bournemouth.
    Dorset Police received a report at around 2pm on Monday 16 May 2022 raising concern for the welfare of 51-year-old Darren Miller. He was last seen at around 7.40am on the same day in Nutley Way and left the area […]
  • Tackling suspected county lines drug dealers operating in Dorset.
    Two men have been charged as part of a proactive operation aimed at tackling suspected county lines drug dealers operating in Dorset. Officers from the Boscombe Neighbourhood Police Team arrested two men at an address in Boscombe on Monday 16 […]
  • Tell police chiefs of your experience
    Residents of Dorset are being asked to take a few minutes to tell police chiefs about their experiences of the 101 and 999 services, as well as preferences for future modes of contact. The Police Contact Survey opens today (May […]
  • Stalking is A Dangerous and Insidious Crime
    It is National Stalking Awareness Week, and so I want to tell you a bit more about stalking and what we are doing here in Dorset to address this dangerous and insidious crime. In a recent report published by The […]
  • Force Rated As Good In Preventing Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
    Dorset Police is good at preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, a recent inspection by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has found. The PEEL report into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy states that the Force has […]
  • New Legislation Comes Into Effect To Restrict Access To Dangerous Weapons
    Dorset Police is welcoming new legislation that makes it harder for people to buy dangerous weapons and become involved in knife crime. Changes to legislation brought about by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 mean that from Wednesday 6 April 2022 […]
  • Over 20K People Fell Victim To Remote Access Scams
    More than £50 million was lost last year to scams where victims are tricked into handing over control of their computer or smartphone to criminals. New data from Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, reveals that 20,144 […]
  • Tackling Domestic Abuse and Keeping Dorset Prejudice Free
    Over the last week or so, I have been across the county, talking to residents from Lyme Regis to Jumpers in Christchurch about their concerns, the police and crime plan priorities and the work that’s being done to tackle ASB […]
  • Image Appeal To Identify Owners of Suspected Stolen Property
    Officers are issuing images of suspected stolen property in a bid to identify the owners. This follows an arrest in the Verwood area. Images can be seen via the Dorset police website here. On Sunday 20 March 2022, a number […]
  • Arrests In Dorset As Part of Crackdown on Suspected Drugs Gangs
    A total of 18 people have been arrested in Dorset as part of a regional operation aimed at disrupting the activities of suspected drugs networks operating in the county. Dorset Police joined forces with colleagues in the South West – […]
  • Enough To Violence Against Women and Girls
    Message from Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner In my newsletter last week, I briefly mentioned the Home Office ‘Enough’ campaign that aims to raise awareness around Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). This week I want to expand on the […]
  • Public Warning About Use of Unlicensed Taxis In Dorset
    Detectives are urging the public not to get into unlicensed taxis when going out or getting home after a night out. The Force is aware of new groups emerging on social media platforms in Bournemouth and Poole where drivers are […]
  • Latest news from Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner
    Update from Dorset PCC Last week saw the Chief Constable of Dorset, Scott Chilton, introduce his policing vision for the county. His vision is one I wholeheartedly welcome and I am particularly pleased to see that it has, at its […]
  • Officers Take Action on Catalytic Converter Thefts
    Officers have taken part in dedicated days of action to tackle catalytic converter thefts in Dorset. As part of a national week of action, neighbourhood policing teams in the county were involved in a range of activity to raise awareness […]
  • Dorset PCC Update, Gambling, Fraud and Skateboarding
    This week sees the publication of the Government’s white paper on the future of the Gambling Act. As the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) joint lead for Addictions and Substance Misuse, I have added my voice to the […]
  • Police and Crime Commissioner Update
    This has been a busy and thought-provoking week. I continue to meet regularly with BCP Council on a variety of issues, however this week I got to discuss policing and summer planning with the Leader of BCP Council, the Chief […]