Dorset Police launch new Rural Crime Team to help 'isolated areas'
Date of alert:
Monday, 27 June 2022
DORSET Police has confirmed it is pumping more resources into tackling rural and wildlife crime.
The force has said going forward there will be a team of dedicated officers as part of the rural team across Dorset, including an inspector.
The rural crime team across the county has now gone from three dedicated officers up to 10 and a specialised rural police van, with plans to bring in more special constables and voluntary roles.
Announcing plans at a launch event at Kingston Maurward College, Rachel Farrell, Assistant Chief Constable, said: "We're expanding to help rural communities, which have said they feel isolated.