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Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Local Neighbourhood

East Dorset is one of the larger policing sections in Dorset, covering an area of approximately 157 square miles with a resident population of 85,000. It incorporates the historic market town of Wimborne with its large number of retail outlets, Ferndown with an expanding residential population and localised town centre, and Verwood - an increasingly popular location with a rapidly expanding housing market and retail outlets. There are also a number of villages spread across the section, which include Corfe Mullen, Sturminster Marshall, West Moors, Six Penny Handley and Pentridge. Each village has its own unique infrastructure incorporating residential areas, schools and businesses, and as such, has its own policing requirements. Much of the section is rural countryside whilst the main arterial route, the A31 which crosses the section, provides the 'gateway' to Dorset. Each of these communities represents a different challenge.

Like all Sections across the County each ward area within East Dorset has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Team who work to combat local issues raised through our PACT (Partners and Communities Together) processes. We also share a very close and effective working relationship with our partners in East Dorset District Council as well as many other locally based agencies and groups. Community policing is vital to our success and as such we will continue to develop our partnerships and initiatives with every effort to keep the residents, businesses and visitors to East Dorset safe. To find out more about our partnership process and how you can become involved in policing the area please follow the link below.

Inspector Mike Darkin

East Dorset Neighbourhood Inspector

Visit Police Neighbourhood Page 101

Map of the Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Dorset Police.

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Towns and Villages within the Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

The Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team is policed by the Dorset Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Three Legged Cross Other Settlement Dorset
Verwood Town Dorset,Hampshire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Peel Close6
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Crane Close4
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Cartref Close3
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Manor Court3
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Bridleways3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Montrose Drive4
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Cotswold Close3
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Chiltern Drive2
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Cheviot Way2
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Hospital2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Foxes Close4
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Acorn Way3
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Cotswold Close3
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Sandy Lane2
VerwoodtownDorset,HampshireOn or near Chiltern Drive2

Neighbourhood Events for Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team

TitleDescriptionDates
Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=852 for full information on forthcoming events we will be attending

Start: 31/01/2014 00:00

End: 01/01/2020 00:00

Police Officer Information for Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Andrew Robertson PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Robin Morgan PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Nick Lee PS

My role is Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant. I manage a team of PCs, PCSOs, special constables and volunteers in tackling issues that have an impact on the community as a whole. A typical day for me involves the looking after, directing and guiding those individuals I have in my charge.

It is important that I am aware of any incidents that occur on my patch, so that I can brief my team on what might be expected of them.

Lewis Rowe-Cousins PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Dorset is one of the safest counties in the UK in which to live. We are totally committed to working to make our county an even safer and better place in which to live, but we can't do it on our own. Throughout history policing has been most effective when the community and the police work together, helping each other to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

We have set our operational priorities which have been based on today's risks and from our communities have told us are areas of concern. Each year these priorities are reviewed and throughout the year leaders work to ensure the force is focussed on them.

This year's operational priorities are to :

•Reduce serious violent crime.

•Reduce the crimes most affecting local communities.

•Protect vulnerable people and communities.

•Tackle serious and organised criminals.

•Counter terrorism and domestic extremism.

•Reduce road casualties.

•Bring offenders to justice.

•Secure the trust and confidence of people in Dorset in their Police Force and the wider criminal justice system.

•Be prepared for major incidents and events

Each Safer Neighbourhood Team will have their own local priority, these can be found by visiting www.dorset.police.uk and entering your postcode into the "My Area" section.

Issue dated: 16/09/2009

Action dated: 16/09/2009

Street Crime Within Verwood Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Albion Way Anti-social behaviour
Albion Way Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Black Hill Burglary Under investigation
Black Hill Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Bridleways Other theft Under investigation
Bridleways Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Bridleways Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Brunel Close Burglary Under investigation
Burnbake Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Cartref Close Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Cartref Close Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Cartref Close Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Chiltern Drive Shoplifting Under investigation
Church Hill Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Church Hill Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Churchfield Vehicle crime Under investigation
Cotswold Close Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Crane Close Anti-social behaviour
Crane Close Anti-social behaviour
Crane Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Crane Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hainault Drive Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hazelwood Drive Anti-social behaviour
Heathlands Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Horton Way Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hospital Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Keswick Way Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Manor Court Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Manor Court Other theft Under investigation
Manor Court Other theft Under investigation
Manor Gardens Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Mendip Close Anti-social behaviour
Mendip Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Noon Hill Drive Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Peel Close Anti-social behaviour
Peel Close Anti-social behaviour
Peel Close Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Peel Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Peel Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Peel Close Other crime Unable to prosecute suspect
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Potterne Wood Close Anti-social behaviour
Rowan Drive Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Shard Close Shoplifting Under investigation
Sherwood Drive Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Southernhay Road Anti-social behaviour
Southernhay Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Public order Under investigation
Springfield Road Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Springfield Road Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Station Road Burglary Under investigation
The Chase Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
The Forestside Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
The Grove Anti-social behaviour
Wisteria Drive Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Woodlinken Close Violence and sexual offences Action to be taken by another organisation
Woodlinken Close Violence and sexual offences Action to be taken by another organisation
Woodpecker Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation