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Beaminster is a rural town situated in the heart of West Dorset, it is small but boasts all vital amenities.  The town hosts the Beaminster festival which is an annual music and art festival, in June/July.  

Beaminster NPT covers a very large, rural area, which spans from Hermitage in the North East to Seaborough in the North West, West Bexington in the South East to Morcombelake in the South West.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team base at the community fire station is overseen by a Sergeant (based at Bridport) and consists of a Police Community Support Officer.


Current NPT Priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed December 2016):

  1. Anti-social behaviour in Beaminster – local officers conduct regular evening patrols in known ASB hotspots within Beaminster, proactively targeting groups and individuals found to be behaving in a manner giving cause for concern.  This includes the robust targeting of those who drive their vehicles inappropriately.  

  2. Tackling the supply and misuse of illegal drugs – Beaminster NPT, in conjunction with local housing authorities, are working to target and disrupt the dangerous drug networks operating in the area, whilst safeguarding the vulnerable members of society who are at the greatest risk of harm from them.


Resolved priorities and actions taken:

  1. Thefts from unattended motor vehicles at beauty spots - The summer months historically see an increase in thefts from vehicles at beauty spots. Signs were erected at the beauty spots in the area advising visitors to take all valuables with them, and the risks to leaving them in their cars. Regular patrols were conducted of the car parks in overt and covert vehicles. We worked with colleagues in other areas to identify and target known criminals who commit this type of crime.


If you want your say on what should be the next priority:-

  • You can attend a PACT meeting
  • Join us on our next live chat
  • Vote

Meet the team

Meet the team and members of your PACT panel to raise local issues at the following events.

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Your inspector

Inspector Neil Wood
Inspector Neil Wood

Your local station

Community Fire Station Clay Lane Beaminster

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Neighbourhood Policing Team

PS Jamie Clark
PS Jamie Clark
PCSO Peter Smith
PCSO Peter Smith
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: Community Fire Station Clay Lane Beaminster.

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.

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