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Encyclopedia > Dorset Police
Dorset Police
Dorset Police
Dorset Police area
Coverage
Area Dorset
Size 1,024 square miles
Population 687,000
Operations
Formed 1974
HQ Winfrith
Officers {{{officers}}}
Divisions 4
Stations 24
Chief Constable Martin Baker
Website Dorset Police

Dorset Police is the Home Office police force with the responsibility of policing the English county of Dorset. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2165x2670, 87 KB) Map showing Dorset Police area. ... For other uses, see Dorset (disambiguation). ... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Dorset (disambiguation). ...


As of the 31st December 2003 the force had an estabishment of 1437 police officers, 250 Special Constables and 1133 civilian staff, 83 Volunteers, 60 PCSO's (Rising to 220 by 2008). December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see The Police. ... The Special Constabulary is a volunteer section of the British police. ...


51% of Dorsets 687,000 Population reside in 5% of the area which is the conurbations of Poole and Bournemouth. Within the tourist season this number rises by another 300,000.


The force is divided into four Divisions: Western Division covers the Western half of the county, Eastern Division covers the Eastern part of the county, and a separate division for each of Poole and Bournemouth, the two main urban conurbations of the county. Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination, situated on the shores of the English Channel, in the ceremonial county of Dorset in southern England. ... Bournemouth is a large resort town on the south coast of England. ...


The Chief Constable is Martin Baker. Chief Constable is the title given to the commanding officer of every territorial police force in the United Kingdom except the two responsible for Greater London. ...


December 2006 - In a typical day Dorset Police face, > 533 calls for assistance from the public > 260 - 999 calls > 56 cases referred to the Crown Prosecution Service > 172 Crimes Recorded > 46 Crimes Detected > 101 Anti-social behaviour incidents recorded > 33 people arrested for notifiable offences > 20 People and Vehicle searches > 3 Drug offence arrests > 19 Road traffic collisions attended > 23 breath tests administered > 17,516 miles travelled in Police vehicles



The force took its present form on April 1, 1974 when the previous Dorset and Bournemouth Constabulary took in areas (that is, Christchurch and hinterland) previously covered by Hampshire Constabulary under the Local Government Act 1972. The establishment of Dorset and Bournemouth police dates from October 1, 1967 when the Dorset Constabulary merged with the Bournemouth Borough Police, covering the county borough of Bournemouth which was itself until 1974 considered part of Hampshire.[1] April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Christchurch is a town in Dorset, England on the English Channel coast. ... Hampshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in southern England. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Bournemouth is a large resort town on the south coast of England. ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ...


See also

A Police Constable of West Yorkshire Police on patrol The United Kingdom is a unitary (as opposed to federal) state, and police forces, generally speaking, are organised at the level of administrative districts. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ...

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Dorset Police (562 words)
The statutory purpose of the authority is to ensure the maintenance of an efficient and effective police service in the force area.
The council members are appointed by Dorset County, Bournemouth and Poole Councils and reflect the political balance of the parties on the councils as a whole.
The independent members are appointed after selection by the Home Secretary and the rest of the authority.
Dorset Police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (250 words)
Dorset Police is the Home Office police force with the responsibility of policing the English county of Dorset.
The force is divided into four Divisions: Western Division covers the Western half of the county, Eastern Division covers the Eastern part of the county, and a separate division for each of Poole and Bournemouth, the two main urban conurbations of the county.
The establishment of Dorset and Bournemouth police dates from October 1, 1967 when the Dorset Constabulary merged with the Bournemouth Borough Police, covering the county borough of Bournemouth which was itself until 1974 considered part of Hampshire.
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