Dorset Police creates a podcast series for rural communities

Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team has launched a podcast series as a new way to engage with farmers, agricultural workers and residents across rural areas of Dorset.

The series, called Country Cast, comprises of eight episodes and is available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music.

It has been developed by the Rural Crime Team to connect directly with members of the rural community.

Police Constable Claire Dinsdale, Rural Crime Team Co-ordinator, said: “Research shows that many farmers and workers in our county listen to podcasts in their tractors and vehicles. These podcasts provide a way for us to connect directly with our rural audience and spread important advice and information to support them.

“This series offers advice on how you can support the police in protecting our beautiful countryside, as well as providing you with some top tips on preventing crime, such as poaching, livestock worrying and improving your site security.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, David Sidwick said: “It’s crucial to tackle rural crime in Dorset and that is why I have made it one of the main priorities in my upcoming police and crime plan.

“The Rural Crime Team has really responded to their audience with these podcasts – it’s a fantastic way of raising awareness around rural crime and getting the message out about what’s happening in the Dorset area.”

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