Dorchester West Rural

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

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed November 2017) :

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

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

 2. Vehicle 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.

3. Designated farming area patrols due to rural crime including theft, criminal damage and poaching:

  • Increased patrols around all farming areas.
  • Identify suspicious vehicles and individuals.
  • Crime prevention advice for farming community via social media and visits.


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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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.

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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

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