Dorchester Town is a Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) based in the Dorchester and Sherborne Section. Dorchester Town NPT cover the main shopping town area in South Street & Trinity Street as well as surrounding areas like Brewery Square, Poundbury and surrounding residential areas. You will often see your local Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) out on high visibility foot or cycle patrol, please say hello as we will always welcome a friendly chat or offer advice where needed. Our main objectives will always be to reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime and any anti-social behaviour around the town.
Meet your local officers
PC Anthony Elswood
PCSO Charlotte Alcock
PCSO Mark Wodarek-Black
PCSO Jane Goodwin
PS Andy Napper
Frequently Asked Questions
Dorset Police do not deal with these type of enquiries and they should be directed to the Local Council. If you feel a vehicle is abandoned you should report the vehicle on the 'Dorset for you' website. Please follow the link below, which will guide you through what you have to do:
West Dorset District Council Dog Warden is responsible for handling and kennelling stray dogs, promoting responsible ownership and enforcing bye-laws. Dog fouling and stray/lost dogs can be reported to West Dorset District Council online via the link below;
To report a noise complaint you should report it to the Council through the 'Dorset for you' website. Please follow the link below:
If you have had a recent scam call, letter or email etc. you can report this to Action Fraud. If you have unfortunatley fallen victim to this scam, you should also report it to your bank and the Police. You can do this by following the links below:
Action Fraud: http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
Dorset Police: https://www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/
Complaints about vehicle obstruction and parking should be referred to Dorset County Council. Please use the link shown below;
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Neighbourhood Policing Team
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.
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.