Extra officers and specially-trained staff are starting visits to vulnerable people - as reports tend to increase at Christmas.
Strike Day - Marches Across Dorset
The biggest strike in more than 30 years took place on Wednesday, November the 30th 2011, with marches across Dorset including in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester.
In total across the country, around 2 million public sector workers walked out in a row over planned changes to their pensions.
Around 170 schools had to shut in Dorset.
There were fears about long queues at immigration at some UK airports, but Bournemouth and Southampton airports said there weren't any problems to report. At Heathrow and Gatwick, passengers said immigration queues were shorter than usual.
Meanwhile, Poole Bridge is expected to be closed to road and pedestrian traffic from 7pm to 11.59pm.
Road signs and variable message signs will be in place to advise motorists.
The normal lifting schedule for Poole Bridge will resume from midnight.
Marches and rallies took place at lunchtime in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester with hundreds of workers taking part.
Click here to see a GALLERY OF PHOTO'S from the day.
West Quay Watermark's first restaurants are opening, ahead of a bowling alley and cinema.
26-year-old mum of two Natasha Wake was stabbed to death at a house in Harley Gardens in Boscombe.
Hundreds waved off the Royal Navy aircraft carrier on its final journey from the city, to a Turkish scrapyard.
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