Sherborne Rural

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Sherborne Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team is led by Sergeant 1373 Matthew Whetham. The two officers working on the team are PC 229 Peter Moore and PCSO 6269 Mark Jones.

Sherborne Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team covers various parish council areas in rural Sherborne. These comprise:

Bishops Caundle, Bradford Abbas, Cam Vale (Holnest, Leweston, Lillington & Longburton), Chetnole & Stockwood, Folke, Alweston & Bishops Down, Holwell, Leigh, Queen Thorne (Nether Compton, Over Compton, Sandford Orcas & Trent), Thornhackett (Beer Hackett & Thornford), Yeo Head (Castleton, Goathill, Oborne & Poyntington) and Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca.

Local priorities

(last reviewed January 2020)

Fraudsters - Fraudsters use various methods to target Dorset residents for cash, bank details and other personal information. These include telephone scams, postal scams and online email scams. Sherborne Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team is working to raise awareness of these scams amongst the residents of Dorset. At our regular Police Surgeries held throughout the Sherborne rural area, we will help make our community more aware of how to avoid becoming victims to scammers and fraudsters.

We also recommend the Action Fraud website that provides victims with advice and guidance on how to limit their chances of becoming a repeat victim of this type of crime.

How to contact Action Fraud:

Tel. 0300 123 2040 or visit


Poaching - We are currently carrying out proactive patrols around areas that have been reported to the police in addition to our regular patrols. Please continue to report any poaching incidents, if poaching is occurring at the time call us on 999 as this is a crime in progress. What we are doing:

  • Increased patrols in the affected areas
  • Encourage reporting of all incidents
  • Working closely with local landowners

Rural crime prevention advice is available from your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and may also be accessed on the Dorset Police website here: Rural Crime Advice





You said - we did

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

You said
Reports of vehicles being used in an anti-social manner at the Peel Centre, Sherborne.
We did
Pro active patrols conducted by Police Community Support Officers and Constables assisting with reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour. Speed bumps installed in car park area and local security guards patrolling and making car park area secure after 10pm.
You said
Concern regarding scam telephone calls being received in the Sherborne area.
We did
Dorset Alert messages and social media posts to raise awareness of, and educate the residents of Sherborne about scams happening in area. Reassurance visits conducted to victims of fraud/scams to offer support and signposting to other supportive agencies..

Get involved

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sherborne Police station is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 15:30pm. 

There is also a yellow phone outside that you can use to contact Dorset Police, or you can contact us by calling 101 or use the online tool on the Dorset Police website

Report an issue involving dogs here: Dog Warden

If life is in danger or a crime is in progress, call 999.

You can contact Dorset Police or any officer using our Do It Online website

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Your inspector

Inspector Darren Stanton
Inspector Darren Stanton

Your local station

Sherborne Police Station Digby Road Sherborne DT9 3NL

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Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 15:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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Sherborne Rural

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PC Pete Moore
PC Pete Moore
PS Matthew Whetham
PS Matthew Whetham
PCSO 6269 Jones
PCSO 6269 Jones
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: Sherborne Police Station Digby Road Sherborne DT9 3NL.

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.