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Welcome to the Sherborne Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) page which covers both the town centre and our surrounding 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.

2020 was a challenging year for all and as we move into what we expect to be a bumper 2021 summer season, your NPT is being tasked to cover tourist & ASB hotspot locations to ensure that the residents and visitors to Dorset this year are able to enjoy our beautiful county.

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 and whilst we have taken the decision to suspend face-to-face engagement events at this time, we regularly update our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram - You can follow us using the links on the right hand side of this page). We also utilise Dorset Alert (See the foot of this page for details of how to sign up and see how we can keep you informed so you can help us keep your community safe).

** If you wish to request digital attendance at a community meeting where you have a policing issue you wish to raise, do get in contact with the team to see if we can join you.

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.



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Local Priorities

Anti social behaviour (ASB) and Drug dealing Blackberry Lane and Greenhill Bus Shelter

Issue Date: 01/10/2021

We have received information that there is an increase in drug dealing in Sherborne. We have been informed that this is taking place at the Skate Park and Greenhill Bus Shelter where we have also seen an increase in criminal damage and ASB.

Action Date: 31/03/2022

To help tackle the issue we will increase our patrols in key areas and educate individuals where appropriate - we will take more robust action with those who do not engage with us.  Our aim is to provide more police presence and work closely with our partner agencies to target those who break the law and tackle drug related crime. Follow us on our local social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) to see regular updates of all the activity the team are involved in.

October 2021 - Sherborne Neighbourhood Policing team have agreed to deal with this as a priority. We consulted with our neighbourhood contacts and our key community contacts and they told us that this was a priority for them. We have listened to this and have agreed to develop a plan to tackle this issue.

October 2021 - We have been able to identify a suspect for damage caused to the Greenhill Bus Shelter and are carrying out and investigation. 


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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

Mike Brown PS 2374
Mike Brown PS 2374
Glenn Day PC 312
Glenn Day PC 312
Laura Prowse PC 2777
Laura Prowse PC 2777
Mark Jones PCSO 6269
Mark Jones PCSO 6269
Hayley Notley PCSO 6217
Hayley Notley PCSO 6217
James Randell PCSO 5363
James Randell PCSO 5363
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.