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 May 2017):


  1. Identify and support vulnerable people in the Verwood and Alderholt area, working with other agencies to safeguard them from becoming a victim of crime.
  2. Combat anti-social behaviour in secluded car parks in and around the Alderholt and Verwood area.


Resolved priorities and actions taken:       

  1. Theft from vehicles in beauty spot car parks have decreased. This has been achieved by highlighting to members of the public using posters at the locations, a social media campaign and high visibility patrols that the car parks had been targeted before and not to leave valuables in their vehicles. 
  2. Speeding around the patch -The Alderholt community speed watch has been running successfully for some time with new members joining regularly. They have done great work in identifying offending vehicles enabling Dorset Police to educate offending drivers by the way of a warning letter or visiting their home address. The No Excuse officers have also carried out regular patrols in both of the areas.


Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Cheyne Marley
Inspector Cheyne Marley

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

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