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 (July/August 2018)


1. Carrying out high visibility patrols to target Rogue Traders.  These such incidents are inherently more commonplace during the summer months and through showing a visible presence, we have already interjected one such attempt on an elderly Verwood resident.


2. Increasing vehiclar patrols around the Ebblake Industial Estate are of Verwood, following a series of recent breaks.


3. Looking to strengthen local links with partner agencies in order to help safeguard the most vunerable within Verwood.


Resolved Priorities for July 2018


1. Identifying and supporting vulnerable people in Verwood and Alderholt.  Visits were undertaken to local older peoples accommodation to discuss issues such a s 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 behavior in secluded car parks.  Regular patrols carried out in all car parks around Verwood and Alderholt at all times of the 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.


You said - we did

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

You said
Members of the public have often commented upon how the Police should try to create positive links with the younger members of the community.
We did
Recently we have been able to achieve this through attending the summer fetes at St James's First School in Alderholt and the Verwood First School. Youngsters were given the opportunity to meet members of the local Verwood NPT and also to discuss anything they wanted to.
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.

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.

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

Sgt Nick Lee
Sgt Nick Lee
PC Andy Robertson
PC Andy Robertson
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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