You can see how varied the work of Dorset Police is if you read the messages from their 12-hour ‘tweetathon’ which operated from 2pm yesterday.
Their control room tweeted details of every call officers responded to. Most of the action was in the populated areas of Poole, Christchurch, Weymouth and Dorchester, although the police did not reveal the location of every callout.
North Dorset officers responded to the sudden death of a man last night. A driver was detained on suspicion of driving offences in Compton Abbas and a local caller was advised after he raised concerns that his sister had been scammed by a man she met on a dating app.
An officer attended an antisocial gathering of youths at a block of flats in North Dorset and two females were reportedly assaulted at a supermarket in Gillingham.
Roadkill did take up some officer time. Police responded to reports of a fox on the road between Blandford and Shaftesbury. A dead deer was removed from the highway at Sixpenny Handley.
Dorset Police say they wanted to offer an understanding of the variety of their work. They have launched a survey which asks whether you have contacted the service in the past year, which method of contact you used and how you felt you were treated. You can find it here.