• Police take part in national initiative to reduce knife crime
    Dorset Police has taken part in Operation Sceptre, a national initiative to tackle knife crime. The operation ran from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November 2022.  All 43 police forces and the British Transport Police (BTP) took part in intensified […]
  • Fraudsters stole £15.3m from Christmas shoppers last year
    New figures revealed victims of online shopping scams lost on average £1,000 per person during last year’s festive shopping season. The figures, which come from reports made to Action Fraud and analysed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), showed […]
  • Award for East Howe Churchyard Project
    The East Howe Churchyard Project has been awarded the Queen’s Green Canopy Award, (Project Leader Tom Southam).  The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The initiative invites people […]
  • Advice following spate of courier fraud offences in Dorset
    Detectives are investigating a spate of courier fraud offences throughout Dorset and are issuing advice to prevent others becoming a victim. Since Wednesday 2 November 2022, there have been 11 reported offences of fraud where sadly five victims have been […]
  • CCTV appeal following assault in Bournemouth
    Officers investigating an assault in Bournemouth are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to identify. At around 11.30pm on Saturday 8 October 2022 the victim, a man aged in his 40s, was walking in Commercial Road when […]
  • CCTV appeal following burglary in Bournemouth
    Officers investigating a burglary in Bournemouth are issuing CCTV images of the suspect. Some time on Thursday 6 October 2022 a padlock was cut and two men gained entry to an area of a building in Poole Road. A Bell […]
  • Image appeal following series of fraud incidents
    Officers investigating a series of scams across the county are issuing an image of a man they would like to identify. At approximately 3.50pm on Saturday 5 November 2022 a man attended an address in Bournemouth to purchase an Apple […]
  • Crime Survey results from Dorset PCC
    Many of you will know that this summer, my office launched its annual Summer Safety Survey. After a year in office, I wanted to learn more about residents’ perception of policing in their community, where they live and work. It […]
  • A Safe and Well visit is a completely free service offered by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
    A Safe and Well visit is a completely free service offered by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to help keep our communities safe in their homes. DWFRS have a scheme called Safe and Well Thier website says that […]
  • PCC “Tackling about business crime”
    I would like to take the opportunity that National Business Crime Week affords and talk to you a bit about where I stand on tackling business crime in Dorset. During my campaign to become Police and Crime Commissioner, I spoke […]
  • WhatsApp Messenger Scam – BEWARE
    Dorset Police is urging the public to remain vigilant following an increasing number of reports of scams involving WhatsApp messenger. The unsuspecting WhatsApp user receives a message on WhatsApp purporting to be from a family member in need of urgent […]
  • Dorset Police takes part in national clamp down on drugs
    Between Monday 3 October and Sunday 9 October 2022 the Force took part in a national intensification week to disrupt county lines gangs operating across the country. The aim of the intensification week was to make life as difficult as […]
  • Update – arrests in connection with reported vehicle theft series in Dorset
    Detectives investigating a series of reported vehicle thefts across Dorset have arrested two men. An investigation was launched into a suspected series of more than 50 thefts and related offences since June 2022, with reported offences occurring across the county […]
  • Don’t walk home on your own from a night out.
    Don’t walk home on your own from a night out. With Footbus there’s safety in numbers and more fun too! Create a route in seconds, share it with your friends and walk together. Footbus tells you when and where to […]
  • Fake text messages purporting to be from the UK government.
    Action Fraud has received 139 crime reports relating to fake text messages purporting to be from the UK government. The texts state that the recipient is “owed” or “eligible” for an energy bill discount as part of the Energy Bill […]
  • Remembering Paul Payne – You made Bournemouth safer
    Paul was the chair of the North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel and was a driving force behind My Safer Bournemouth. Sadly Paul passed away last week after a long illness, but an illness that did not confine him due to […]
  • Dorset Police continues to crack down on drug crime
    Dorset Police has continued its crackdown on drugs, drug gangs, and county lines. Over the summer months the Force has been ramping up its assault on illegal drugs and those who profit from them. Drug crime brings misery to our […]
  • Advice to vehicle owners following theft series in Dorset
    Officers investigating a series of vehicle thefts across Dorset are appealing for information and issuing crime prevention advice. Dorset Police is investigating a series of more than 20 thefts since June 2022 that are believed to be linked. The most […]
  • Statement from the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner upon the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    Upon hearing of the death of Her Majesty the Queen, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick said: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty the Queen. “My deepest and heartfelt sympathies go to the […]
  • Three charged following series of drugs warrants
    Three people have been charged and are due to appear in court following a series of warrants carried out as part of an operation to crackdown on suspected county lines drug dealers. Officers from Dorset Police’s Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole […]
  • ALERT: Energy rebate scam emails
    Action Fraud is warning the public about a sharp rise in reports relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem, the independent energy regulator for Great Britain. The emails claim that the recipient is due a rebate payment as […]
  • Force makes clear improvements in how it protects children and vulnerable young people
    Dorset Police has made clear improvements in how it protects children and vulnerable young people according to a new post-inspection review report published on Wednesday 7 September 2022. Dorset Police was inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire […]
  • Don’t watch street harassment in silence – ask ‘Are you Okay?’
    Street harassment is on the rise and is often not an isolated incident. We know the long-term impact can harm mental health and change people’s behaviour. Victims often feel guilty, ashamed, and blame themselves. Witnessing street harassment and not safely […]
  • Use MySaferBournemouth.com to help Dorset Police
    Dorset Police is currently receiving a significant volume of calls, digital contact and visits to enquiry offices and is asking members of the public to consider whether their enquiry can be best resolved by another agency. The summer months see […]
  • 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 […]