Dorset MIND provides details of drug and alcohol support here. For more information on rural and wildlife crime, please see our Rural Crime pages. Working on a shift system, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dorset Police has two main custody suites – one at Bournemouth and one at Weymouth. If you cannot locate this paperwork, you will need to attend your local police station with the relevant documentation which proves that you are now in an appropriate position to drive the vehicle (for example, an in-date insurance certificate). You can book a talk by emailing cybercrimeprevention@dorset.pnn.police.ukÂ, Online fraud and financial based cyber-crime. However, they should be aware that this may be endangering other people’s lives. Choose and using safe passwords and keep them strictly to yourself. Any young person could become a victim of child sexual exploitation; the crime affects both girls and boys, from any background and of any ethnicity. Do not pick up the needle yourself as you may be putting yourself at risk of infection. The campaign tackles the fatal five contributory factors and is enhanced by education and public engagement. If your local area is experiencing issues with vehicles regularly speeding when passing through, please see our pages on Community Speedwatch – a partnership initiative that is aimed at raising awareness and encouraging speed reduction. For more information please click here. Dorset Alert is a two way community messaging system operated by Dorset Police, which allows us to exchange information with you via email, telephone or SMS free of charge. If you suspect an offence has taken place please complete an Online Crime Reporting Form or call us on 101.  If you have a general welfare concern for a bird, or require advice, please contact the RSPCA.Â. Phone the police immediately and give them all the information you know regarding the crime. Where young people under the age of 18 share these types of images of themselves and others, it is referred to as youth produced sexual imagery. If you wish to report an incident of crime or disorder, such as the examples below, then please contact us either by completing an Online Enquiry Form or by telephoning us on 101.  If what you are reporting is a crime in progress or you believe there is an immediate concern for someone's welfare, please dial 999. If a person dies abroad but is brought back to Dorset for funeral arrangements the Coroner must be advised. It is also an offence for a person to offer their services by way of loitering or soliciting in a street or public place for the purposes of prostitution. Consider digging ditches around the farm when other security measures such as thorny hedges aren’t adequate enough to keep out vehicles, ditches should be a meter wide by a meter deep. Where possible use wheel clamps to secure your trailers and other machinery that is suitable for wheel clamps such as horse and cattle trailers. If the police are informed of an incident involving a child it must be recorded as crime. The act also makes it an offence to intentionally take an egg of a wild bird, to possess a wild bird's egg taken after the implementation of the 1982 Act, to intentionally and recklessly disturb a rare species at or near a nest with eggs or young, to attempt to commit an offence under the Act or to have items capable of being used to commit offences. Samples collected will be run through the database of known offenders and, if a match is identified, officers will look to bring this person in for questioning. They will attend and remove the graffiti from the council owned property, and can assist with removal of graffiti from private property for a fee. Criminal proceedings can be brought against any person making a hoax call to the emergency services and they can be taken to court. If you find evidence of livestock being attacked take photographs of all injuries sustained. An adult at risk may therefore be a person who; However this list is not exhaustive and can also include ‘self-neglect’ to cover a range of behaviours such as poor personal hygiene or health, and neglect of surroundings such as cleanliness and ‘hoarding’. Some are targeting deer for the illegal meat trade and are putting the public at risk by bringing down and butchering animals in dirty conditions, not checking for disease and faecal contamination, which causes unsafe meat to enter the food chain. To report a dog as lost please contact your local dog warden via your local council. The hours are 37 hours on a rolling shift pattern which includes weekends - 6 shifts on and 4 off - between the hours of 0830 and 0030hrs. Anyone who does cold call and offers to sell you goods or services that cost more than £42 must provide you with a written notice giving you 14 days to cancel the agreement. THE POLICE DO NOT APPORTION BLAME for an RTC, this will be down to your insurance companies to deal. If there are no aggravating factors, then the crime will not be investigated and an Outcome 21 will be recorded. The police can also seize motor vehicles using Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002. If you have been involved in an incident on a train or in a railway station, you need to report this to the British Transport Police, who are contactable via the following link: If you have been involved in an incident on any other means of public transport, and the incident is happening now, please contact us on 999. 101 will connect you to your local force unless you select the option to contact an alternative force.Â. The app aims to help the most vulnerable members of society understand how to deal with the traumatic effect of such crimes and report incidents in the privacy of their own environment. Abuse of adults can occur in many different forms and can be as a result of various factors. If this proves unsuccessful, you should contact your local council. In general once they're blocked, the offenders can't contact you. If it is out of office hours, you can take the cat to an emergency out-of-hours veterinary surgery. The lead-up to the school holidays is a time of increased risk for victims, who face the prospect of being taken abroad for the procedure. If you are under 18 the incident should be reported by email to 101. Listen effectively and extract specific information to determine the correct response. Air weapons deemed especially dangerous have a muzzle energy in excess of: Such weapons are classified as Section 1 firearms and are required to be held on a firearm certificate. Scams are schemes to con you out of your money. We will contact you with a reference number in relation to your report and request that you bring the item to your local police station to hand in. If sheep or cattle are making more noise than usual it could mean something has disturbed them. For information and advice about care and support for adults in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole please click here. It's important you can discuss any agreements with your friends, family or independent advisors. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. The 'no excuse' campaign is an enforcement operation supported by all the road safety partners in Dorset.Â. If the problem is not an emergency, please contact your local council using the links below. "If a dog worries livestock on any agricultural land, the owner of the dog, and, if it is the charge of a person other than the owner, that person also shall be guilty of an offence under this Act. Unlike arranged marriages there has been no consent. Alternatively you can call us on 101. The aim of 'no excuse' is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Dorset’s roads with the long-term reduction in the number of bad and careless driving offences reported to the police. Operation Snap is a secure online facility which allows submissions to the police of video and photographic evidence relating to driving incidents that members of the public have witnessed. If you think that there is an area of police work that isn't covered in this knowledgebase, or see something that needs rectifying, please let us know using the feedback button at the bottom of the page. For more information on the No Excuse team, please visit their page here. Not only is there a significant impact on victims, but it can also affect family, friends and others in the community. If you are unable to get to your local station please let us know and we will arrange someone to come and collect the item from you. If the links above have not answered your question and you still need to speak to someone, you can telephone us on one of the numbers below. Cold calling is not illegal. Don’t post details and photographs of your summer holidays while you are away. When reporting the crime, be it via our online reporting form, or via a police call taker, advise us of the forensic evidence you believe is available, so we can make an assessment as to whether an Investigator should attend. W1W 8SS. All bank related fraud should be reported to your bank. The deer will regularly find grazing spots to the sides of busy roads, and police attendance to attempt to move the herds is likely to have a negative effect and cause the animals to run into the road out of fear. If the property you have found is not identifiable, for example a jumper or an empty handbag, you can report this to us using our online general enquiry form here. If you are wishing to report that your dog has been bitten or attacked by another dog, you need to report this to your local dog warden, who is contactable via your local council. Don’t feel pressured to meet before you are ready or for any longer than you want to. You must be able to work as part of a close knit, supportive team and make decisions in situations which may be frustrating or distressing for the caller. Install an alarm which includes a box on the outside wall in a prominent position to act as a good deterrent. Click here to find you nearest station open to the public. It is a form of domestic abuse and in some cases can be child abuse. If an offender is in breach of their bail conditions and you believe you are currently at risk of harm please call us on 999. Harassment is conduct targeted against a person or group of people to cause alarm or distress, or puts that person(s) in fear of violence. Once caught the badger is then pitted against dogs often causing horrific injuries to both animals. Click here to find out. Email: The office is generally staffed at the following times, however this may change due to having to cover meetings, annual leave or sickness.There is voicemail active on the above telephone number so please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Even if you agree to have sex with someone, you have the right to say "no" at any time, and to say "no" to any sexual acts. An assault can be defined as 'any act by which a person intentionally or recklessly causes someone to think that they will be the subject of immediate unlawful violence'. We have specialists who can provide advice and information you give will be treated in confidence. When using online dating sites ensure you are aware of how to keep yourself and your money safe. Wild animals by their very nature roam and are likely to have moved by the time officers arrive. Make a note of the make, model, serial numbers and any other identifying marks of items stolen. Contains an urgent offer end date (for example “Buy now and get 50% off”). This would be dealt with via your local council. Thousands of mobile phones are being stolen every month in the United Kingdom. Click here for help and advice on online safety. For information on online dating click here. Victims can feel helpless, bounced from one agency to another and then back again. Monday to Thursday 0730 to 1730. If you have located an abandoned vehicle in your area, we firstly recommend that you check with neighbours to see if they have any knowledge of who owns the vehicle. If you have shared a nude of yourself and are now concerned, ask the person to delete it and not to share it. Look at the Childline website for more information or contact a Childline Counsellor. You can report crimes via the Dorset Police website or call 999 if a crime is in progress or there is a risk to life. Law Enforcement Agency. Please click here for more information from the Rural Crime Team. What you say and how you say it will not only help in resolving the caller’s query, but will also influence how they feel about Dorset Police once the call has been completed. In the UK the act of prostitution in itself is not illegal. The Firearms (Dangerous Air Weapons) Rules 1969 require that certain air weapons can only be held legally on a firearm certificate. Men, women and children are moved and exploited. Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Ready for a Challenge? We have been working with our partners to provide an appropriate response so that custody is not used as a place of safety for those suffering from a mental health episode. Members of the public can make an application for a disclosure, known as the ‘right to ask’. Driving inappropriately close to another vehicle, Emerging from a side road into the path of another vehicle, Turning into a minor road and colliding with a pedestrian, Selecting / lighting a cigarette or cigar, Talking to and looking at passengers when the vehicle is moving which causes the driver more than a momentary distraction, Flashing headlights to force other drivers in front to give way, Misuse of any lane to avoid queuing or gain some advantage over other drivers, Unnecessarily remaining in an overtaking lane, Unnecessarily slow driving or braking without good cause, Driving with headlights that are not dipped which dazzles other drivers, Driving through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed, The victim and suspect are related (by blood or law), The suspect was acting as carer or in a professional or voluntary capacity when entrusted with the care of the victim at the time of the alleged offence, When the offence(s) have taken place historically and either 1 or 2 above applied at the time of the offence. The Force Command Centre is at the front line of policing, providing that vital first point of contact between the public we serve in Dorset and operational Police Officers. Representation within our workforce from black and minority ethnic communities and females is currently much lower than we want it to be; by improving this we will be better able to serve our local communities and our work place will benefit from all the differences in thinking, points of view, and approaches that diversity brings. Open all doors and windows to ventilate the property, Do not turn on/off any electrical switches, Extinguish all naked flames, do not smoke, strike matches or do anything which could cause ignition, If there are any electrical security entry phones/locks, please open door manually, Abuse or excessive contact through social networking sites, Dorset Race Equality Council: 01202 392954, Protects you or your child from being harmed or threatened by the person who’s abused you (non-molestation order), Decides who can live in the family home or enter the surrounding area (occupation order), Don’t reveal too much personal information that could lead to fraud or stalking. For a list of local and national organisations that can help you, visit: For young people experiencing abuse visit: Be security aware- look at your weak points and see what you can do to improve security or reduce offender’s movements around your farm. Dorset Police takes poaching seriously- anyone seen poaching should be reported by calling 999 for a crime in progress. Children are generally more vulnerable and naturally more trusting than adults which can create potential issues online such as; If you have any concerns that a child you know may be a victim of Child Sexual Exploitation report it to Dorset Police on 101 or in an emergency 999 and make an immediate report. In this case you should call the police immediately on 999. Speak to your child and try to establish what has happened and where the image or video has gone, Ask your child to speak to the receiver of the image or video and have an honest conversation; asking the receiver to delete the image and if it’s gone onto any social media platforms to take these down straight away, Call the NSPCC and ask for advice (0808 800 5002) or look at the NSPCC website, Do not take any copies of the image, forward it on to anyone else or delete any images, Confiscate any devices which contain any images until you have further advice, Speak to your child’s school or college as they should be able to provide advice and guidance. You should check if the vehicle has valid road tax by clicking the below link for the website. These schemes reflect the diversity of the urban and rural make up of Dorset, and all are tailored to meet the needs and interests of particular groups within our communities. Not all crimes committed will have forensic evidence available. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Livestock worrying ranges from dogs chasing sheep, an offence under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953 , to sheep being savaged or killed by out of control dogs. If you get home and notice signs of a break in: Previous cases in court demonstrate the type of activity that is considered 'careless or inconsiderate driving' contrary to Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1991: If you have hit a cat with your car, you do not need to report this RTC (road traffic collision) to the police. Worrying means attacking or chasing livestock in such a way as may reasonably be expected to cause injury or suffering to the or, in the case of females, abortion, or loss of ordiminution in their produce. The Force Command Centre is at the front line of policing, providing that vital first point of contact between the public we serve in Dorset and operational Police Officers. Dog fouling is an issue enforced by local authorities. What about if you split up? If you are a cyclist involved in a collision with another cyclist, but you do not wish to report a case of “careless cycling”, it is not necessary for you to report this to the police. Once sufficient information is gathered, targeted operations can be planned to tackle these issues. Fact: If you have been a victim of fraud once before your name will appear on what is known as a 'suckers list'. If you wish to travel through Dorset with an abnormal load you must first notify and obtain authorisation from Dorset Police. Increase in mobile phone use or secretive use, Appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Being picked up or dropped off in cars by unknown adults, A significantly older ‘boyfriend’ or ‘friend’ or lots of new friends, Spending excessive amount of time online and becoming increasingly secretive about time spent online, Sudden involvement in criminal behaviour or increased offending, being taken into a hotel room by one or more adults who do not seem to be family members, being in a hotel room which is visited or requested by a number of additional adults, going by taxi to a hotel or other venue to meet a group of adults who do not seem to be family members, being out late with older adults who do not seem to be family members, being bought alcoholic drinks by adults although the young person is already intoxicated, being in the company of adults who are known or suspected of being involved in adult prostitution, being bought food or drinks by a much older adult whom they seem to see as a boyfriend / girlfriendÂ, indications of sexual activity with one or more adult who is significantly older than the young person, indications of sexual activity involving a young person who you know or suspect to be under 16, DO NOT TOUCH the item(s) that you believe will have forensic evidence on them, as this could contaminate the evidence, Try and preserve the forensic evidence as best as possible, for example place newspaper/cardboard over any footprints so as to avoid others treading over them. 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