Dorchester West Rural

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

The Dorchester West Rural team is led by Sergeant 1824 Ged Want. The two officers working on the team are PC 0229 Peter Moore, PCSO 5410 Sarah Pilcher 

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




  • Theft from vehicles in remote areas at local Beauty Spot Thefts. 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 currently carrying out proactive patrols around areas that have been reported to the    police in addition to our regular patrols. We are encouraging ALL farmers to report any sheep worrying incident however minor to Police.
         . What we are doing - Giving farmers signage to display at relevant affected areas. Patrol appropriate dog walking areas, speak to dog walkers to educate and make them aware of some of these issues. Use relevant Police Powers for offending dogs if necessary.


  • Telephone fraudsters targeting Dorset residents for cash or bank details.
    What we are doing - 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
    • - Telephone Fraudsters - 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

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 West Rural

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO Sarah Pilcher
PCSO Sarah Pilcher
PC Pete Moore
PC Pete Moore
PS Ged Want
PS Ged Want
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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