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 Feb 2019

* Speeding and RTC prevention - working with the No Excuse team to reduce inappropriate speeding and deal positively with driving offences.

* Continue to strengthen local links with our partners including but not exclusively: NHS, local council, Parish Councils, Community groups and Housing to help protect the most vulnerable with Verwood.

* Increase SCAM awareness within our communities, including Cyber-safe education.  We intend to hold some SCAM awareness events in March and April 2019, please keep an eye on Social Media and local press for details.

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* The team will regularly carry out Speed Enforcement across these areas and update the No Excuse Team on a regular basis of speed complaints for their deployment.  You can send your speed complaints directly to Dorset Road Safe at

https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/road-safety/contact/speed-complaint-form/

 

* The team will be focusing on being proactive in engaging with not only our local communities but our partners to assist us in a collaborative approach to dealing with local issues.

 

* The team intend to hold SCAM awareness events in March and April 2019, please keep an eye on Social Media and local press for details.

 


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, similar events have also taken place at the Hub in Verwood. These sessions are advertised on our social media pages, so please follow us. www.facebook.com/VerwoodAlderholtPolice

Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Simon Perry 1656
Inspector Simon Perry 1656

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

PCSO Adam Fitzwalter
PCSO Adam Fitzwalter
PC Andy Robertson
PC Andy Robertson
Sergeant Jane Moore
Sergeant Jane Moore
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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