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Dorchester East 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 East 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 East Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

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

Settlements located within Dorchester East Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Alton Pancras Village Dorset
Broadmayne Village Dorset
Buckland Newton Village Dorset
Cheselbourne Village Dorset
Crossways Village Dorset
Dewlish Village Dorset
Dorchester Town Dorset
Middlemarsh Other Settlement Dorset
Osmington Village Dorset
Osmington Mills Village Dorset
Owermoigne Village Dorset
Piddlehinton Village Dorset
Piddletrenthide Village Dorset
Plush Village Dorset
Puddletown Village Dorset
Tolpuddle Village Dorset
Warmwell Village Dorset
West Knighton Village Dorset
West Stafford Village Dorset
White Lackington Village Dorset
Woolford's Water Village Dorset

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

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Dorchester East Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
BroadmaynevillageDorsetOn or near Woodlands3
OwermoignevillageDorsetOn or near Chilbury Gardens3
PuddletownvillageDorsetOn or near The Moor2
BroadmaynevillageDorsetOn or near Littlemead2

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Dorchester East Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
CrosswaysvillageDorsetOn or near Heathland Close3
PuddletownvillageDorsetOn or near Chapel View2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Dorchester East Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
CrosswaysvillageDorsetOn or near Empool Close2

Neighbourhood Events for Dorchester East 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=1076 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 East Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Ken Lightfoot 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.

Sarah Hart 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.

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 East 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 East Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Ash Tree Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
B3143 Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Chalky Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Chilbury Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Chilbury Gardens Public order Under investigation
Chilbury Gardens Public order Under investigation
Combe Way Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Fishers Place Other theft Under investigation
Glebeland Close Anti-social behaviour
Green Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Littlemead Anti-social behaviour
Littlemead Possession of weapons Further investigation is not in the public interest
Martel Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Parking Area Bicycle theft Under investigation
Petrol Station Burglary Under investigation
Slyer'S Lane Burglary Under investigation
Streetway Lane Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
The Moor Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
The Moor Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
The Scotton Way Burglary Under investigation
Trent Close Anti-social behaviour
Wareham Road Anti-social behaviour
White Hill Other crime Under investigation
Woodbury Drove Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Woodlands Anti-social behaviour
Woodlands Anti-social behaviour
Woodlands Violence and sexual offences Under investigation