Verwood Town

Find your neighbourhood

Verwood is a town and civil parish in Dorset, England.

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 - January 2020

1. Safeguarding vulnerable people who come into police contact.

2. SCAM awareness to prevent and detect offences.

3. ASB and Vandalism - Morrisons, Potterne Park and surrounding areas in Verwood and Three Legged Cross.

You said - we did

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

You said
You told us about problems with boy racers at Morrisons car park who were causing ASB.
We did
We proactively patrolled this area at the key times. We spoke to the young people involved. We educated them on driver safety and enforced their ASB behavior by issuing Section 59 Notices which are - Section 59 - A driver has been issued with a Section 59 warning for the anti-social use of a motor vehicle. ... A Section 59 was written in law to stop anti-social use of motor vehicles. Effectively the law is there to stop inappropriate use of vehicles that annoy the public or place people at risk.
You said
We have often heard comments about never seeing Police personnel.
We did
We are always looking at innovative and new ways to engage on a face to face level with the local community. Surgery type sessions have been held in the local Morrisons Supermarket in conjunction with Verwood Town Council. In addition to this meet your PCSO events are now being held at Verwood Police Station where anyone can attend and discuss local issues and receive free crime prevention advice. These sessions are advertised on our social media pages, so please follow us.

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.

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.

Front counter opening hours
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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Verwood Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Jane Moore PS 1451
Jane Moore PS 1451
Andy Robertson PC 1292
Andy Robertson PC 1292
Adam Fitzwalter PCSO 5104
Adam Fitzwalter PCSO 5104
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.