Ferndown NPT Areas

Find your neighbourhood

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 October 2018):

  1. ROUGE TRADING - (Unnecessary, poor quality, over charged work)- Increase in high value quotes for loft insulations, roofing work, gardening, driveways and paint seal treatments.
  2. FRAUD - Telephone / Email Fraud and scams including calls claiming to be from legitimate companies (BT, Microsoft, The Police) asking for bank details ad remote access to computers leading to the risk of viruses, ransom wear and the loss of monies.
  3. BIKE SAFETY - Patrols and Initiatives to promote safe cycling in the darker months.


Resolved priorities and actions taken:       

  1. ROGUE TRADING - Rogue Trader Packs being handed out to victims and vulnerable areas
  2. FRAUD - Fraud leaflets, talks to local residents, crime prevention messages through social media and Dorset Alert Messaging Service (sign up at Dorset Alert.co.uk
  3. HEATH FIRES - High Vis Patrols against Anti Social Behaviour leading to the starting of fires which cause damage to local environment and endanger residents and their properties.

You said - we did

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

You said
"Residents complained about the speed of vehicles on local roads in Ferndown"
We did
We have approached the local community and engaged with interested parties to set up a Community Speed Watch in Ferndown to run alongside existing teams in West Moors and Stapehill). The team is now operational operating in roads around Ferndown.
You said
Anti Social Behaviour in Moors Valley and Ringwood Forest Bike Trails.
We did
Working alongside our Forestry Commission Partners carrying out High Vis Patrols in our ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) around the park and forest.

Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Shawn Whitley 1919
Inspector Shawn Whitley 1919

Your local station

Ferndown Police Station Ameysford Road Ferndown BH22 9HQ

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 Ferndown 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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Ferndown NPT Areas

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PSCO James Marsh
PSCO James Marsh
PCSO Adam Fitzwalter
PCSO Adam Fitzwalter
PS Tim Travers
PS Tim Travers
PC Stephen Knight
PC Stephen Knight
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: Ferndown Police Station Ameysford Road Ferndown BH22 9HQ.

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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