Verwood Town

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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 (last reviewed April 2018):


  1. Tackling incidents of criminal damage caused by catapults. Identifying offenders through thorough investigations using all means available to gain a comprehensive intelligence picture. Visiting youth schemes to educate attendees over why this conduct is not acceptable. Increased patrols to enhance the likelihood of offenders being identified.
  2. Shed break ins. We are focussing on educating people with inexpensive crime prevention advice and are available to visit anyone in the area who requests a similar visit. We are also looking to work with partnership agencies to make locations more robust. We are increasing patrols around 'hotspot' areas. 

Resolved priorities and actions taken:       

  1. Identifying and supporting vulnerable people in Verwood and Alderholt. Visits were undertaken to local older people's accommodation to discuss issues such as scam calls. Visits have also been undertaken to all people who report scam calls. Reassurance, advice and literature were provided. Repeat, ad-hoc visits have been undertaken when out on patrol.
  2. Combating anti-social behaviour in secluded car parks. Regular patrols carried out in all car parks around Verwood and Alderholt at all times of day and night. People spoken to who have been in the car parks to let them know why the patrols are being undertaken. This helps to spread our message.


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

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.

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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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Verwood Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO Neil Mansell
PCSO Neil Mansell
PC Andy Robertson
PC Andy Robertson
Sgt Nick Lee
Sgt Nick Lee
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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