Bridport Town

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

Bridport is a small market town near the confluence of the rivers Brit and Asker. On the coast and within the town's boundary is West Bay, a small fishing harbour previously known as Bridport Harbour.

Dorset Police has a clear focus for our Neighbourhood Policing Team resources based upon threat, risk, harm and vulnerability. The operational principles for neighbourhood policing have been developed after listening to the people we serve and having learned from the most distressing incidents elsewhere in the country.

These Operational Principles are:

  • Prioritisation of the needs of the victim - putting the "Victim First"
  • Targeted and flexible deployment of officers based upon threat, risk, harm and vulnerability
  • Informed and focused community engagement and meetings

Your NPT officers will ensure that, as a top priority, they look after the people in your communities who are the victims of crime and anti-social behaviour. We are ensuring that they, the victims, are listened to, understood, kept informed, protected and safe alongside the wider community


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.


You said - we did

This section is for us to share some of the daily work we do on your behalf.

You said
Drug dealing and the impact that is caused by this is in the town.
We did
Over a two month period, officers from your Neighbourhood Policing Team have executed four drugs warrants. These warrants have led to the arrest of several individuals and investigations are still ongoing. The Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to target criminals in your community but we need your help to do so. If you have information which you think would assist us, we encourage you to report it using the 101 system or online via the Dorset Police website. Alternatively, you may wish to report information anonymously via CrimeStoppers.

Get involved

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The PACT meetings cover all your neighbourhood policing concerns.

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Your inspector

Inspector Darren Stanton
Inspector Darren Stanton

Your local station

Bridport Police Station Tannery Road Bridport DT6 3TP

Telephone: 101

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Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 0900-1530hrs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Closed If closed please call 101 or use the online form.

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Bridport Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO Pete Smith
PCSO Pete Smith
PS Matthew Whetham
PS Matthew Whetham
PC Jake Woodbridge
PC Jake Woodbridge
PC Kirsti Frecknall
PC Kirsti Frecknall
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 Tannery Road Bridport DT6 3TP.

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.