As of September 2019, the force is the 14th smallest of 48 UK police forces in terms of officer numbers, and the 20th smallest territorial police force in terms of geographic area. For more details, please visit the NPAS website. The Dorset Police helicopter is circling over the Branksome and Parkstone area of Poole and Bournemouth, during COVID-19 lockdowns. A few days later the lights returned, again witnessed in the early morning hours by sheriff’s deputies at various locations around the county. HeliOperations is delighted to be operating from its base at Portland in Dorset, a site that has been in continuous use supporting helicopter operations for almost 60 years. ©Copyright 2001-2021. They took cash from the property before driving away in a white BMW. Dorset Police has been asked for a comment. A woman also sustained injuries to her arm that did not require hospital treatment. NPAS provide borderless air support to the 46 police forces of England and Wales 24/7/365 from our national network of bases. ARMED police and the NPAS helicopter attended a report of a concern for the welfare of a woman in Poole. You can have a look at these photos and follow the helicopter activity by following their Twitter page @NPAS_Exeter Are you sure you want to delete this comment? A MAN suffered injuries to his head and eye after being stabbed during an aggravated burglary which led to the A31 being closed. We love Swanage and want to support the town to continue as a Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200075827. Dorset Police says the success of its own drone unit, the first in the country, may have resulted in savings estimated at £170,000. Police launched a major response to the incident, including armed officers and the NPAS helicopter, as the culprits had fled the scene in a car. Following a search of the area, armed officers, assisted by the NPAS helicopter, stopped a vehicle on the A31 eastbound at St Leonards. Dorset Police says the success of its own drone unit, the first in the country, may have resulted in savings estimated at £170,000. Picture submitted by NPAS. Ever been directly under a helicopter? Swanage News is an independent and daily source of news and information about Swanage and Purbeck, published online. Dorset Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the county of Dorset in the south-west of England, which includes the largely rural area covered by Dorset Council, and the urban conurbation of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.. Dorset Police covers a population of over 700,000, which swells considerably in the tourist season. He was taken to hospital for treatment. 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Dorset Police has thanked members of the public for staying at home and complying with the current COVID-19 legislation. The road was closed to allow officers to carry out enquiries and reopened just after midnight on Friday, May 29. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. According to the Coastguard's report, RNLI Lifeboats from Lyme Regis and Exmouth were scrambled, along with Coastguard helicopters … A 54-year-old man has been charged with possession of a firearm and obstructing police following a search of a vehicle on Crow Lane, Henbury shortly after 8pm on Tuesday 19 January. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. Back to Specialist Operations. NPAS exists to keep communities safe and tasks which pose the highest risk to communities are prioritised in line with local police … Durdle Door beach has been evacuated to allow two emergency service helicopters to rescue several people with serious injuries, who had jumped off the top of the arch at the cove into the sea. THE Dorset Policehelicopter was called to an incident in Dorchesterearlier this afternoon. Home News. ... A pool of trained police officers are set to drive ambulances to help the service. ... A31 Dorset eastbound severe disruption, at A338. Detectives investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Home News. Our news coverage is thoroughly comprehensive and aims to inform and engage both visitors and the local community. Credit: Thomas Faull/Alamy Live News Portland, UK. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. 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