Portland

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Welcome to the Portland Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) page.

Portland is a "tied" island to the south of Weymouth with a population of around 12,000 and has one of the largest man-made harbours in the world.  The harbour has previously served as a Royal Navy Base and in more recent years was home to the sailing events for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy).

The NPT work alongside partner agencies and the local community to ensure Portland remains a safe place to live, work and visit. Working in partnership means we can tackle the issues that most affect local people and the NPT have 3 main thematic priorities across Portland, which are:

1) Disrupting ‘County Lines’ networks and criminal exploitation of vulnerable people
2) Maintaining a safe and vibrant night time economy
3) Reducing daytime Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Please see the Local Priorities section below for more specific and localised issues in your area that we are currently working on.

The NPT believe it’s vitally important that we are accessible to the communities we police. As such, we attend many local events and meetings where you can speak with us face-to-face, as well as regularly updating our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) and arranging individual contact when required.

To come and speak with us at a local event or meeting, please see the Get Involved section below for further details. You can follow us on our local social media accounts by using the relevant links on the right hand side of this page.

If you need to report something or wish to speak to a local officer directly, you can visit the “Contact Us / Do It Online” section of the main Dorset website. For those who are unable to use the internet, you can still call 101 for non-emergencies and 999 should always be called for an emergency where a crime is in progress or life is in danger.


Get involved

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

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Local Priorities

Safeguarding vulnerable young children

Issue Date: 01/02/2020

We are working alongside the local community to make sure that those young children most at risk are safeguarded.

Action Date: 01/04/2020

We are working with partner agencies and the local community to identify those most at risk and doing our best to protect them from harm and exploitation.

Reducing anti-social driving

Issue Date: 01/02/2020

We receive numerous reports of anti-social driving all across the Island. 

Action Date: 01/04/2020

We are conducting regular patrols of areas we know the driving to take place and taking action where necessary. This includes Section 59 notices which can lead to the seizure of vehicles being driven in an anti-social manner. We can also use powers to seize vehicles being driven without insurance.

Reduce ASB in open areas and public spaces

Issue Date: 01/02/2020

We receive numerous reports of ASB in public areas such as Easton Square and the Quarries.

Action Date: 01/04/2020

We conduct regular patrols of the areas we know to be hotspots for this anti-social behaviour and take action where appropriate. This can include Section 35 dispersal orders requiring the recipient to leave the area for a specified period of time. We can also stop search people where appropriate and seize anything contributing to the ASB.

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Your Inspector

Barry Gosling 2340
Barry Gosling 2340

Your local station

Weymouth Police Station
Radipole Lane
Chickerell
Weymouth
DT4 9WW

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Portland

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Sam Goom PS 2162
Sam Goom PS 2162
Billy Taylor APS 2770
Billy Taylor APS 2770
Jason Newall PCSO 5435
Jason Newall PCSO 5435
Nick Bool PCSO 5420
Nick Bool PCSO 5420
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: Weymouth Police Station.

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.