Find your neighbourhood

The Bridport section covers the towns of Bridport, Lyme Regis & Beaminster, the large farming communities of West Dorset and the world famous Jurassic Coastline.

The NPT work alongside partner agencies and the local community to ensure Bridport remains a safe place to live, work and visit. Working in partnership means we can tackle the issues that most affect local people and the NPT have 4 main theme based priorities across Bridport (& West Dorset), which are:

1. We will actively engage with the vulnerable within our community who are victims of scams and fraudulent activity. We are working hard to raise awareness of current crime trends and provide safeguarding provision for those who have been victims.

2. We will proactively target organised drug supply by developing and acting on community intelligence. In conjunction with the County Lines Team, we will carry out regular safe and well checks on vulnerable members of the community to help protect them from the risks that county lines drugs suppliers pose.

3. We will provide targeted patrols based on current reports of ASB. Working with partner agencies, we aim to reduce ASB and we committed to providing a visible policing presence to deter, prevent, educate and reduce ASB within your communities.

4. We are committed to working closely with the rural community and our own Rural Crime Team to deter, prevent, educate and reduce Agricultural Crime, Equine Crime, Wildlife Crime and Heritage Crime. We will assist the Rural Crime Team with dedicated proactive monthly operations to target those who offend in the rural community.

Please see the Local Priorities section below for more specific and localised issues in your area that we are currently working on.

The NPT believe it’s vitally important that we are accessible to the communities we police. As such, we attend many local events and meetings where you can speak with us face-to-face, as well as regularly updating our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) and arranging individual contact when required.

To come and speak with us at a local event or meeting, please see the Get Involved section below for further details. You can follow us on our local social media accounts by using the relevant links on the right hand side of this page.

If you need to report something or wish to speak to a local officer directly, you can visit the “Contact Us / Do It Online” section of the main Dorset website. For those who are unable to use the internet, you can still call 101 for non-emergencies and 999 should always be called for an emergency where a crime is in progress or life is in danger.

Get involved

Speak with the team at one of the following local events.

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Local Priorities

Scams and fraudulent activity

Issue Date: 01/02/2020

Targeted scams and fraudulent activity towards those who are isolated or maybe deemed as vulnerable.

Action Date: 01/05/2020

We will actively engage with those who are vulnerable within our community and who are victims of scams and fraudulent activity. We are working hard to raise awareness of current crime trends and provide safeguarding provision for those who have been victims.

Target ASB in Langmoor Gardens, Lyme Regis

Issue Date: 04/02/2020

We continue to receive reports of Anti Social Behaviour in the area of Langmoor Gardens, Lyme Regis.

Action Date: 04/02/2020

We are looking to increase patrols in the area and work with partner agencies to identify the causes. We will identify persistent offenders and put in measure to prevent this behaviour from occurring. 


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Your Inspector

Darren Stanton 1822
Darren Stanton 1822

Your local station

Bridport Police Station
Tannery Road

Telephone: 101

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available or take a message.

Front counter opening hours
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1000-1530 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - Closed Please note on certain dates we will need to reduce access to services. These will be listed below: FEBRUARY 2020: MARCH 2020: APRIL 2020: Normal policing patrols will continue to be provided and alternative contact can be made using the online reporting services on our website, or enquiries via 101. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Neighbourhood Policing Team

Matt Whetham PS 1373
Matt Whetham PS 1373
Kirsti Frecknall PC 2204
Kirsti Frecknall PC 2204
Paul Diffey PC 2617
Paul Diffey PC 2617
Alex Bishop PCSO 5404
Alex Bishop PCSO 5404
Amanda King PCSO 6090
Amanda King PCSO 6090
Pete Smith PCSO 5422
Pete Smith PCSO 5422
What we do

Neighbourhood policing improves the quality of life within Dorset communities. Working together with partner agencies and problem-solving with local people and groups, we will target the policing issues that matter most in your area.

Get in touch with us today to raise any issues you have and to find out what priorities we are currently working on. This is your chance to influence the service that the police, and our partners, provide.

You can contact us via the Dorset Police website or social media, where we also promote upcoming meetings and events. We are based at: Bridport Police Station.

In an emergency

The Neighbourhood Policing Team works with colleagues across Dorset Police, but does not respond to emergency calls. If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, always dial 999 immediately, so we can help you as quickly as possible.