Find your neighbourhood

With the current situation, we are focusing our efforts on high visibility patrols across all areas of West Dorset. We will be challenging people we come across in line with Government legislation along with supporting the most vulnerable within our communities. Please follow Government guidelines and advice from the NHS to help keep yourself and others safe.

Welcome to the Sherborne Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) page which covers both the town centre and our far-reaching rural communities.

The rural section covers various parish council areas:
Bishops Caundle, Bradford Abbas, Cam Vale (Holnest, Leweston, Lillington & Longburton), Chetnole & Stockwood, Folke, Alweston & Bishops Down, Holwell, Leigh, Queen Thorne (Nether Compton, Over Compton, Sandford Orcas & Trent), Thornhackett (Beer Hackett & Thornford), Yeo Head (Castleton, Goathill, Oborne & Poyntington) and Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca.

The NPT work alongside partner agencies and the local community to ensure Sherborne 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 4 main theme based priorities across Sherborne (& West Dorset), which are:

1. Deliver engagement to prevent and educate the community against scams and fraudulent activity.

2. Disrupt 'County Lines' networks and criminal exploitation of vulnerable people.

3. Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

4. Policing our rural communities in partnership with the Rural Crime Team.

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.



What do you think our priorities should be?

Let Us Know…

*Complete the Survey here*

As your local Neighbourhood Policing Team we are continuing to police toward our local priorities and targets, despite the current situation. We would normally be holding face to face engagements with our communities to help us build a better picture around what our local policing priorities should be. We are keen to continue harnessing your community concerns to achieve this. Therefore we have created this quick online survey to help us make an informed decision around our NPT local priorities. Please see the above link which will take directly to our, (very short) survey.

Get involved

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

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Local Priorities

Rural crime

Issue Date: 01/02/2020

To deter, prevent, educate and reduce rural crime (agricultural, equine, wildlife and heritage).

Action Date: 01/09/2020

We are committed to working closely with the rural community and our own Rural Crime Team to deter, prevent, educate and reduce Agricultural Crime, Equine Crime, Wildlife Crime and Heritage Crime. We will assist the Rural Crime Team with dedicated proactive monthly operations to target those who offend in the rural community.

County Lines

Issue Date: 01/05/2020

Drug dealers are still operating despite the Government Lockdown, targeting vulnerable members of the community.

Action Date: 31/08/2020

Officer will attempt to restrict and disrupt drug dealing, prosecute those organising the activity, protect vulnerable victims caught up in networks and keep Sherborne safe. Intelligence will be developed with our colleagues from across the border in Yeovil.

Scams and fraudulent activity

Issue Date: 01/05/2020

Targeted scams and fraudulent activity towards those who are isolated or maybe deemed as vulnerable.

Action Date: 31/10/2020

We will actively engage with those who are vulnerable within our community and who are victims of scams and fraudulent activity. We are working hard to raise awareness of current crime trends and provide safeguarding provision for those who have been victims.


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Your Inspector

Darren Stanton 1822
Darren Stanton 1822

Your local station

Sherborne Police Station
Digby Road

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Neighbourhood Policing Team

Matt Whetham PS 1373
Matt Whetham PS 1373
Glenn Day PC 312
Glenn Day PC 312
Hayley Notley PCSO 6217
Hayley Notley PCSO 6217
Mark Jones PCSO 6269
Mark Jones PCSO 6269
Pete Moore PC 229
Pete Moore PC 229
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: Sherborne 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.