Dorchester East Rural

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Dorchester East Rural is a Neighbourhood Policing Team based in the Dorchester and Sherborne Section.

The Dorchester East Rural team is led by Sergeant 1726 Andy Napper. The two officers working on the team are PC 0229 Peter Moore, PCSO 6500 Ali Donnison

The team cover the area shaded in purple on the map, you will often see your local Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) out on high visibility patrol to offer reassurance to local communities. The Neighbourhood Policing Team will offer crime prevention advice and work with the rural community and partners to prevent crime and  anti-social behaviour. 

Please say hello as we will always welcome a friendly chat or offer advice where needed.


Local priorities

(last reviewed December 2019)

  1. Poaching
  • Increase patrols in the affected areas
  • Encourage reporting of all incidents
  • Working closely with local landowners 
  • Posters have been distributed in poaching hotspots to encourage reporting of incidents and suspicious circumstances.
  1. Telephone fraudsters targeting Dorset residents for cash or bank details. We are making the public aware and providing crime prevention advice such as:
  • Hang up
  • Wait for at least 5 minutes
  • Dial 1471 and write down the telephone number
  • Contact the police immediately
  1. Theft from vehicles crime in remote areas. We are making the public aware and providing crime prevention  advice. We are doing this by:
  • Increasing patrols in the areas, particularly around Bank Holiday periods.
  • Putting up signage in appropriate places alerting people of the issue.
  • Using Dorset Alert, Facebook and Twitter to remind people NOT to leave any valuables either hidden or on show.
  • Sending reminder letters to registered keepers should we see any valuables whilst patrolling.



We are also sharing advice through Facebook, Twitter and Dorset Alert, and at local banks, taxi ranks and street corner meetings. 



You said - we did

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

You said
Poaching continues to be a problem.
We did
We are currently carrying out proactive patrols around areas that have been reported to the police in addition to our regular patrols. The Police Helicopter has also been advised to carry out patrols over the area when returning from other duties. Please continue report any poaching incidents, if poaching is occurring at the time please call this through on 999 as this is a crime in action
You said
Scams , this can be via the phone, the internet, post or doorstep callers. The scams change all the time and we do try and alert the public to any new ones we come across
We did
Dorset Police have a safeguarding process in place should someone be a victim of financial fraud. If anyone in the community or community groups require advice and guidance regarding scams please contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team either via this Dorset Police website or by calling 101
You said
Vehicle Crime in beauty spots.
We did
We patrol local beauty spot areas and would remind people to continue to remove valuables from their parked vehicle when visiting remote locations. In addition the Neighbourhood Policing Team have been working in conjunction with the Forestry Commission to increase patrols in the area of Puddletown Forest to tackle anti-social behaviour including littering, criminal damage and other unacceptable activities

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

Dorchester Police Station Weymouth Avenue Dorchester DT1 1QZ

Telephone: 101 for non-emergency calls. In an emergency please call 999.

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Please note that the Dorchester Enquiry Office is CLOSED to the public. Please be assured that Police Officers will still be working in your area. If you wish to make a non-urgent enquiry, please either use the yellow telephone or dial 101 from any other telephone. For all emergency calls please call 999. Many thanks for your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience.

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Dorchester East Rural

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PC Pete Moore
PC Pete Moore
PCSO Ali Donnison
PCSO Ali Donnison
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: Dorchester Police Station Weymouth Avenue Dorchester DT1 1QZ.

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.