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Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Local Neighbourhood

Dorchester and Sherborne section is comprised of Dorchester, Sherborne and their surrounding towns and villages. The section covers a vast 280 square miles (due to its predominantly rural geography) which constitutes a population of around 60,000 people.

The section covers a large area of Dorset's beautiful countryside and two very attractive towns in Dorchester and Sherborne. Dorchester is in fact the county town and both are steeped in history and culture inevitably making the area a tourism hotspot.

Dorchester and Sherborne section has an excellent policing team. The section is always driven to make the area even safer and we work hard to ensure that we deliver local policing as well as an effective response service. Every area in the section has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), made up of police officers, PCSOs and special constables who are committed to improving their areas.

Inspector Steve Marsh

Dorchester & Sherborne Neighbourhood Inspector

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Map of the Dorchester West 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 Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

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

Settlements located within Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Abbotsbury Village Dorset
Cattistock Village Dorset
Cerne Abbas Village Dorset
Charlton Down Village Dorset
Charminster Village Dorset
Dorchester Town Dorset
Fleet Other Settlement Dorset
Frampton Village Dorset
Godmanstone Village Dorset
Hooke Village Dorset
Langton Herring Village Dorset
Litton Cheney Village Dorset
Long Bredy Village Dorset
Maiden Newton Village Dorset
Middlemarsh Other Settlement Dorset
Portesham Village Dorset
Rampisham Village Dorset
Stinsford Village Dorset
Stratton Village Dorset
Sydling St Nicholas Village Dorset
Toller Porcorum Village Dorset
Tollerford Village Dorset
Winterborne St Martin / Martinstown Village Dorset
Winterbourne Abbas Village Dorset
Wraxall Other Settlement Dorset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
FramptonvillageDorsetOn or near Brownes Place3
CharminstervillageDorsetOn or near Down End3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Charlton DownvillageDorsetOn or near Aspen Road3
Maiden NewtonvillageDorsetOn or near Station Road2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Charlton DownvillageDorsetOn or near Aspen Road3
Charlton DownvillageDorsetOn or near Sherren Avenue3
FramptonvillageDorsetOn or near Rural Lane2
Charlton DownvillageDorsetOn or near Acacia Drive2

Neighbourhood Events for Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=1075 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 Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Sarah Pilcher 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.

Rachel Goodwin 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.

Jane Goodwin 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.

Chris Meade 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.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Dorset is one of the safest counties in the UK in which to live. Dorset Police is one of the highest performing Police Services in the United Kingdom. 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 which are set by the community and regularly updated. Your local priorities can be found by visiting our web site at 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 Dorchester West Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
A35 Burglary Under investigation
A354 Drugs Under investigation
Ash Road Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
B3157 Anti-social behaviour
B3157 Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Bishop'S Road Public order Under investigation
Brownes Place Anti-social behaviour
Brownes Place Public order Under investigation
Brownes Place Public order Under investigation
Butt Farm Close Anti-social behaviour
Cheese Lane Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Church Path Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Cocklands Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Dorchester Road Other theft Under investigation
Down End Burglary Under investigation
Down End Burglary Under investigation
Down End Burglary Under investigation
Green Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hampton Anti-social behaviour
Hampton Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hill View Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Kingcombe Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Long Bredy Hut Lane Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Manor Farm Lane Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Manor Farm Walk Anti-social behaviour
Neils View Anti-social behaviour
Neils View Burglary Under investigation
New Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Newton Road Anti-social behaviour
Old Mills Other theft Under investigation
Park Farm Close Anti-social behaviour
Park/Open Space Drugs Under investigation
Park/Open Space Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Park/Open Space Vehicle crime Under investigation
Petrol Station Criminal damage and arson Awaiting court outcome
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Piddle Lane Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Portesham Hill Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Rosemary Lane Anti-social behaviour
Sheepwashing Lane Public order Under investigation
The Rise Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
The Rookery Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
The Rookery Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Weir View Burglary Under investigation