Poaching, Hunting and Hare Coursing can have a detrimental impact on victims lives.

Two Dorset farmers have shared the impact poaching has had on their lives and businesses and how the public can help catch offenders.


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Rural Mounted Volunteer scheme is launched in Dorset  - Dorset Police officially welcomed its first Rural Mounted Volunteers at a launch ceremony which took place at Kingston Maurward College yesterday evening, 12 October 2023.

Police and Crime Commissioners lead campaign to tackle rural crime · Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner (pcc.police.uk) - Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner, David Sidwick, has joined with his counterparts in the south-west to lead a new campaign and bring together all police forces in the region to combat the involvement of Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) in rural crime.

Week of action to highlight ongoing efforts to tackle rural crime in Dorset  - Officers from Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team (RCT) have taken part in a week of action to tackle the crime and issues that matter most to our rural communities.During the week the team also discovered they had won an NPCC award for 'most innovative partnership to tackle serious and organised acquisitive crime’.

Release: The cost of rural crime in Dorset decreases by 28% · Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner (pcc.police.uk) - A new report from NFU Mutual shows that the cost of rural crime in Dorset decreased by 28% in 2022. This is significantly different than the 22.1% increase reported nationally.

Landowners warned not to be victims at the hands of waste criminals - The Enviroment Agencie's latest blog warns of the impact waste criminals have on unsuspecting landowners. 

Shaun the Sheep's Guide to The Countryside Code - general advice for being out and about in the countryside.

Results of the Environment Agency's National Waste Crime Survey have been published. Read the full report here. We know crime in the waste sector is rife and this survey provides the Environment Agency with the evidence we need to help us stay one step ahead of the criminal gangs.

Apps offering waste disposal services are a new and emerging risk - make sure you know your duty of care obligations.Using apps to dispose of waste: know the risks - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Urban Heaths Partnership is made up of 10 organisations working together to protect and enhance the Dorset heathlands

The Government have released the Environmental Improvement Plan 2023, it outlines how the environment is going to be protected in law and there are some very impressive goals to achieve.

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