7.17 PM Monday 30 May 2016

Local Policing within Dorset

Territorial Policing

Blandford Safer Neighbourhood OfficersTerritorial Policing brings together much of the visible policing you see in Dorset, including our Safer Neighbourhood Teams.

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 safe.


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 and Lansdowne.

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 Howe.

Bridport Section

Bridport Section which covers the area including Bridport, Lyme Regis and Beaminster.

Christchurch Section

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 Sandbanks.

Purbeck Section

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 Littlemoor.