Dorchester Town

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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.

Local priorities

 Current priorities (last reviewed September 2017):

  1. Drug dealing in your community - We will continue to take pro-active action against those who are concerned in the supply of controlled drugs in our town & often act on information provided by the community. Please support us by providing any information that you may have. We can be contacted by calling 101, via our website, meet the teams or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
  2. Shopwatch - We are working with shop owners, members of Dorchester's Shopwatch system and Dorchester BID to try and deter and detect shoplifting offences occurring within the town of Dorchester. Hi-vis patrols will be conducted and crime prevention advice will be issued to shops and staff so that they can help us deter incidents from occurring.
  3. ASB from young people, especially in the town centre - We are conducting hi-vis patrols and engaging in multi-agency working with the local council, youth services and parent groups. We are also patrolling this area, liaising with parents, speaking to young people and using police powers when required.
  4. Motor Enthusiasts causing noise nuisance & ASB in the outskirts of Dorchester Town Centre. - NPT liaising with WDDC and conducting patrols to resolve this matter.

 

 

Resolved priorities and actions taken:

  1. Will be updated when current priorities are resolved.

 


Get involved

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

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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: 

 

https://forms.dorsetforyou.com/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=PbpiqoKjbvz&HideAll 

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;

 

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dog-warden/west-dorset

To report a noise complaint you should report it to the Council through the 'Dorset for you' website. Please follow the link below: 

 

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/noise/west-dorset 

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;

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/travel-dorset/roads-and-driving/parking

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Your inspector

Inspector Mike Darby
Inspector Mike Darby

Your local station

Dorchester Police Station Weymouth Avenue Dorchester DT1 1QZ

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

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available or take a message.

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Please note that the Dorchester Enquiry Office is CLOSED to the public, however 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 outside the station or dial 101 from any other telephone. For all emergency calls please call 999. If you wish to speak to someone regarding your enquiry then volunteers can be found in the foyer of Dorchester Library on Mondays and Thursdays between the hours of 10am and 2pm, and Wednesdays between the hours of 10am to 1pm. Many thanks for your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience.

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Dorchester Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PC Jim Long
PC Jim Long
PCSO Alice Butler
PCSO Alice Butler
PS Ged Want
PS Ged Want
PCSO Matt Barton
PCSO Matt Barton
PC Nikki Grant - Jones
PC Nikki Grant - Jones
PCSO Jane Goodwin
PCSO Jane Goodwin
PCSO Mark Wodarek-Black
PCSO Mark Wodarek-Black
PCSO Charlotte Alcock
PCSO Charlotte Alcock
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.

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