Find your neighbourhood

Bridport, Beaminster, Lyme Regis and surrounding areas are covered by the Neighbourhood Policing Team stationed at Bridport. We recognise that  all NPT team members need an understanding of the whole section, to provide an effective response NPT officers are expected to work from anywhere within the section.

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.

Local priorities

Section Priorities (reviewed December 2019)

  1. Operation Upkeep - Tackling organised drug supply in Bridport Town. We carry out regular safe and well checks on vulnerable members of the community and help to protect them from the risks that county lines drugs suppliers pose. The NPT actively follow up on any information linked to drugs activity in the town and will always safeguard victims of cuckooing.
  2. Anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Langmoor Gardens and Marine Parade, Lyme Regis. Due to reports of ASB in the area of the gardens the NPT and local response officers carry out regular patrols in the area and pro-actively deal with any concerns that they may encounter when on patrol. The NPT encourage the community to report incidents as they are happening so that we can respond to this and prevent any potential escalation. 
  3. Anti-social behaviour in and around Beaminster Town Centre. Local officers carry out regular patrols of Beaminster Town and the surrounding areas and deal with any anti-social behaviour that they encounter. We encourage members of the community who witness or are victims of ASB to call Police at the time the incident is happening.

Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Darren Stanton
Inspector Darren Stanton

Your local station

Community Fire Station Clay Lane Beaminster

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Neighbourhood Policing Team

PC Jake Woodbridge
PC Jake Woodbridge
PC Kirsti Frecknall
PC Kirsti Frecknall
PS Matthew Whetham
PS Matthew Whetham
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.