|Neighbourhood Alert Reports|
If you have any information regarding these incidents please call the Dorset
Police on 01202/01305 222222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Neighbourhood Alert reports are now as received from the Police Coordinator,
and not edited by me.
|March 16, 2018
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Communications Team (Dorset Police, CED, Dorset)
Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ - an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.
The fraudsters ask victims to confirm or provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised.
The fraudsters often target elderly victims.
Be aware, be alert. Talk to the vulnerable people in your life. Please, help us spread the word of fraud.
For updates on frauds affecting Dorset, please keep an eye on the Dorset Fraud Alert page here.
|March 1, 2018
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Stan Mackrell (Dorset Police, PCSO 6119, Highcliffe and Walkford, Mudeford
and West Highcliffe)
Unfortunately we have had a report of a burglary in the Hinton Wood Avenue area last night between 19:00 and 23:00hrs.... Alarm had been set by the residents prior to going out, and this had been taken/torn off the wall when they returned.
POE (Point of Entry) was via a rear kitchen door, with an untidy search ensuing -- purse, contents, and two camera's were taken, enquiries are ongoing. Burglary occurred between numbers 68 and 80 Hinton Wood Avenue..
Please remain vigilant at all times, and report anything suspicious via the 101 numbers, and if you believe a crime is being committed please use the 999 service......
|February 12, 2018|
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PCC Communications (Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Communications and Engagement, Dorset)
Police Independent Misconduct Panel - Recruitment
The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner is currently recruiting for independent members of the public to sit on police misconduct panel hearings across Dorset and Devon & Cornwall Police.
Police & Crime Commissioners have a statutory responsibility to ensure that independent panellists are present at police misconduct panels arising from a complaint or conduct matter. These concern incidents where a member of the public has allegedly been adversely affected by the actions of a police officer.
The role involves assisting misconduct panels in determining a fair and evidence-based judgement, engaging constructively with both the legally qualified Chair and the senior police officer present and agreeing an appropriate sanction where necessary.
PCC Martyn Underhill said: “The statutory requirement to include independent members of the public in the process to determine whether a police officer has fallen short in upholding the expected standards is absolutely integral to maintaining public confidence in policing.
“It aims to provide reassurance to the community that misconduct matters are thoroughly investigated and proceedings properly adjudicated. I encourage anyone with the relevant skills to apply.”
Applicants must have strong analytical abilities in order to properly evaluate evidence and experience of working with disciplinary procedures. As well as being able to take a balanced and objective approach, applicants must have sufficient time to prepare for and attend hearings on an ad hoc basis. While infrequent, hearings typically last for two to three days.
To guarantee the independence of the process, serving and retired police officers, police staff, special constables and staff of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are excluded from appointment. Independent members must be at least 18 years of age.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 February 2018. For further application information, please go to https://www.dorset.pcc.police.uk/get-involved/recruitment/