Territorial Policing brings together much of the visible
policing you see in Dorset, including our Safer Neighbourhood
The Territorial Policing Team has one simple aim – to make
Dorset safer and feel safer. We will always put the public first
and all of our efforts, energy and resources are focused on
protecting the diverse communities that we serve and keeping them
Sections within Dorset Police
Please select a Section from the menu below to find your
local Safer Neighbourhood Team:
Bournemouth Central Section
Bournemouth Central Section is the smallest
section, covering central Bournemouth, Westbourne, West Cliff
Bournemouth East Section
Bournemouth East Section covers the area
from Springbourne, Littledown to Hengistbury Head.
Bournemouth North Section
Bournemouth North Section is the
largest section in the Division, covering Bearwood, Kinson,
Muscliffe, Townsend, Charminster Meyrick Park and West
Bridport Section which covers the area
including Bridport, Lyme Regis and Beaminster.
Christchurch Section covers the
Christchurch, Highcliffe and Walkford and also the parishes
of Burton and Hurn. The section also takes responsibility for
Bournemouth International Airport and Christchurch Harbour, which
is covered by the section’s Marine Unit.
Dorchester & Sherborne Section
Dorchester and Sherborne Section which
covers the old Roman Market town Dorchester, Maiden Newton,
Puddletown, Sherborne, and the large surrounding rural area.
East Dorset Section
East Dorset Section which covers the
historic market town of Wimborne, Sturminster Marshall, Ferndown
and Verwood and surrounding areas.
North Dorset Section
North Dorset Section which covers the Blandford,
Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury and Gillingham areas.
Poole North Section
Poole North Section which covers Creekmoor,
Broadstone and Merley, Canford Heath, Newtown, Branksome and
Rossmore and Alderney.
Poole South Section
Poole South Section which covers Hamworthy,
Poole Town, Oakdale, Parkstone, Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs and
Purbeck Section which covers Upton,
Wareham and Swanage and all the surrounding areas.
Weymouth & Portland Section
Weymouth and Portland which covers
Weymouth Town, the Royal Island of Portland, Chickerell and