Dorset Police launch £54,000 marine boat
Dorset Police has launched a new £54,000 marine boat.
The four-seater RIB has been introduced to boost the marine capability of the force, which polices 89 miles of coastline.
A spokesman said the vessel had been supplied at a "significantly reduced" rate, thanks to sponsorship from its supplier.
The vessel has been named Flare by 12-year-old Sea Scout Finlay Webb, from Poole, who won a naming competition.
Dorset Police marine section is based at Poole Harbour and covers an area stretching 12 miles from the coast, as well as the county's harbours and fishing ports.