Dorset Bobby Van

Dorset Bobby Van overlooking a field

Providing safety and security for vulnerable and elderly victims

About the Dorset Bobby Van

The Bobby Van brings peace of mind and helps reduce the fear of crime for vulnerable, disabled and elderly victims of crime. Our aim is to reduce the level of residential burglary and distraction burglary and to enable people to maintain a sense of security within their own home.

This scheme is supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset and Dorset Police. Whilst the scheme is administered by the Safer Dorset foundation, the operational duties are delivered by Dorset Police.

What the Bobby Van Scheme CAN do:

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  • Check door locks and upgrade them
  • Fit door chains
  • Fit door spy holes
  • Install window locks
  • Install side gate locks and bolts
  • Look at overall safety of the property
  • Advise on any other security improvements
  • Provide burglary prevention advice
  • Carry out referrals for additional support

What the Bobby Van Scheme CANNOT do:

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  • Replace broken glass
  • Temporary boarding of windows or doors
  • Repairs to doors or windows after forced entry by police
  • Renewal of windows, doors, sashes or frames
  • Deal with fences or hedges
  • Carry out electrical work such as lighting, cameras or alarm systems

Who can access the Bobby Van Scheme

People who live in the scheme area who are:

  • Victims of burglary over the age of 60
  • People aged 18+ who have a registered disability
  • People aged 18+ who are vulnerable

The Bobby Van currently covers the following areas:

  • Bournemouth
  • Poole
  • Wimborne
  • Sturminster Marshall
  • Ferndown
  • Christchurh
  • Six Penny Handley
  • Aderholt
  • Verwood
  • West Moors
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Contact Details


Telephone: 01202 222768


Supporting the Bobby Van Scheme

  • If you wish to donate to the Safer Dorset Foundation to support the Bobby Van Scheme please follow the below link


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