Wimborne & Colehill

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Wimborne or Wimborne Minster (its official name) is a market town in East Dorset. The town has a population of approximately 6,790 and is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Stour and Allen.

Colehill is a similar size parish neighbouring Wimborne with a similar sized population, which is expanding as development in East Dorset increases in the area.

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 - August 2019

1. ASB in Wimborne Town Centre

2. Safeguarding vulnerable people who come into police contact

3. Fraud & Doorstep Crime


You said - we did

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

You said
Anti-social behaviour and disorder was an issue at a certain address in East Borough. A vulnerable person had been preyed upon by a number of individuals.
We did
Wimborne NPT have been working along side the housing association and the local authority to apply to the court for a partial closer order. This was granted and as a result we were able remove unwanted persons from the address when they were found. In return ASB reports have significantly reduced and the vulnerable person living at the address has been safeguarded against future problems.
You said
Following East Borough road becoming a No Entry route from the Walford Mill end (except buses) we received numerous reports from residents that motorists were ignoring the road signs.
We did
Since we received these reports the local officers have attended at various times and handed out numerous tickets to offending motorists. This is to serve both as enforcement and education about the signage.
You said
There has been an increase in ASB in Redcotts Park, Willow Walk and Waters Edge in Wimborne Town.
We did
We have increased our patrols in those areas and identified key individuals that were causing the problems thanks to eye witnesses and CCTV. By dealing with the regular offenders robustly we have significantly reduced the number of reports of ASB.

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

Wimborne Police Station Hanham Road Wimborne BH21 1AS

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Please note that the Wimborne Enquiry Office is CLOSED to the public. Please be assured that Police Officers are still working in your area 24/7. 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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Wimborne & Colehill

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Tim Travers PS 0760
Tim Travers PS 0760
Julia Ratcliffe PC 1757
Julia Ratcliffe PC 1757
Lorraine Potter PCSO 7126
Lorraine Potter PCSO 7126
Michael Hamilton Fletcher PCSO 6308
Michael Hamilton Fletcher PCSO 6308
Julia Saunders PCSO 5467
Julia Saunders PCSO 5467
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: Wimborne Police Station Hanham Road Wimborne BH21 1AS.

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.