Melcombe Regis

Find your neighbourhood

Hi and welcome to the Melcombe Regis Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) who cover Weymouth Town Centre and the Park District. Your local officers Mark, Lucy and Simon conduct regular patrols on foot, cycles and in vehicles to be accessible to the people that live, work and visit the area.

Through our engagements we are a victim focused team and work closely with partner agencies to help resolve the policing priorities of the local community.

We conduct a variety of different engagement methods, including face-to-face meetings, social media interaction (Facebook & Twitter), online live chats and individual contact when required. Please do contact us with any issues or concerns that you have in the area and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

We attend as many local events as we can to meet different people and provide updates on what the team have been focussing on and what issues are emerging, providing relevant crime prevention advice and reassurance. If you see us out on patrol, please stop and have a chat or ask any questions that you may have.

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed August 2018):

  1. Street drinkers are gathering in groups, drinking alcohol and using inappropriate language in shelters along The Esplanade and at Weymouth Train Station.
  2. Anti-Social Behaviour from young people in the Town Centre.

Actions taken:       

To help resolve these issues, we are conducting regular patrols through the Town Centre, along The Esplanade and Weymouth Train Station, confiscating alcohol and issuing Section 35 (direction to leave) notices when appropriate. We are working with partner agencies including staff from South Western Railway and British Transport Police as well as the Council's ASB team. We also attend regular meetings with drug & alcohol / health agencies to provide support to individuals who are sleeping rough or need assistance and work with the parents of the young people causing the issues to help address the current situations and help work out long-term solutions to the problems.

Get involved

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Complaints about vehicle obstruction and parking should be referred to Dorset County Council

The Weymouth and Portland dog warden is responsible for handling and kennelling stray dogs, promoting responsible ownership and enforcing bye-laws.  Dog fouling and stray/lost dogs can be reported online here

Advice on dealing with noisy neighbours and noise complaints are the responsibility of the local authority, you can make a complaint online here

Latest jobs

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Your inspector

Inspector Barry Gosling
Inspector Barry Gosling

Your local station

Weymouth Police Station Radipole Lane Chickerell Weymouth DT4 9WW

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.

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Monday to Friday 8am-5:30pm Saturday 9am-1pm & 2pm-4:30pm Sunday – Closed

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Melcombe Regis

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PS Sam Goom
PS Sam Goom
PCSO Mark Benwell
PCSO Mark Benwell
PCSO Simon Wakely
PCSO Simon Wakely
PC Chris Meade
PC Chris Meade
PCSO Lucy Hopson
PCSO Lucy Hopson
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 Radipole Lane Chickerell Weymouth DT4 9WW.

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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