East Dorset Rural

Find your neighbourhood

East Dorset Rural is a large rural area in the east of our county. 

Dorset Police has a clear focus for our Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) resources based upon threat, risk, harm and vulnerability. The operational principles for neighbourhood policing have been developed after listening to the people we serve and having learned from the most distressing incidents elsewhere in the country.

These Operational Principles are:

  • Prioritisation of the needs of the victim - putting the "Victim First"
  • Targeted and flexible deployment of officers based upon threat, risk, harm and vulnerability
  • Informed and focused community engagement and meetings

Your Neighbourhood Policing Team officers will ensure that, as a top priority, they look after the people in your communities who are the victims of crime and anti-social behaviour. We are ensuring that they, the victims, are listened to, understood, kept informed, protected and safe alongside the wider community.

Local priorities

Current priorities: (last reviewed June 2019)

  1. Speeding and RTC prevention - working with No Excuse Team to reduce inappropriate speeding and deal positively with driving offences.
  2. Burglaries to sheds or outbuildings - still a seasonal problem.
  3. Thefts from unattended Motor Vehicles.


Resolved priorities and actions taken:

  1. The team regularly carry out Speed Enforcement across Rural East Dorset and update the No Excuse Team on a regular basis of Speed Complaint locations for their deployment.  You can send your Speed Complaint location directly to Dorset Road Safe at https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/road-safety/contact/speed-complaint-form/ .
  2. The team are focusing on educating victims with simple and inexpensive crime prevention advice and are also available to visit anyone in the area who request a similar visit. We are having great success preventing burglaries through our Stop That Thief initiative, and are also targeting crime hotspots on our patrols.
  3. We are still seeing Thefts from unattended motor vehicles around Rural East Dorset and people are still leaving Handbags / Cameras / Satnavs etc.. in their cars.  If everyone took everything with them thieves would stop pursuing this easy quick crime.  Hiding items in your boot or under a seat isn't enough.  Remove It and Lock It.  The Rural East Dorset Team are on a daily basis conducting Preventative Patrols of all Beauty Spot Car Parks and talking with motorists to educate them on how not to become a victim of this type of Crime.

Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Simon Perry
Inspector Simon Perry

Your local station

Verwood Police Station Station Road Verwood BH31 7PU

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

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Please note that the Verwood 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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East Dorset Rural

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Jane Moore PS 1451
Jane Moore PS 1451
Tom Clements PC 2238
Tom Clements PC 2238
Andy Flanagan PCSO 8194
Andy Flanagan PCSO 8194
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: Verwood Police Station Station Road Verwood BH31 7PU.

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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