Local policing from the Dereham Safer Neighbourhood Team
Inspector John Papworth
My teams and I are passionate about protecting the vulnerable and reducing crime and disorder. We work in partnership with our community and our partner agencies to identify and resolve concerns as quickly as possible.
We hold regular Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meetings in each town for local residents to raise any concerns they would like addressing by their local policing team and partner agencies.
- The Dereham neighbourhood is a large and mainly rural area set in the heart of Norfolk. It consists of 12 wards containing 42 parishes with the market town of Dereham at its centre.
- Dereham is Breckland’s second largest town with a population of approximately 16,000 which includes a well-established Portuguese community.
- Set in the middle of one of Britain's most important farming regions, the town has historically thrived on agriculture and still does. There are also a range of modern industries unconnected with farming.
- Drug Misuse & Supply
- Targeting Anti-social cycling in Dereham
- Rural Crime
Officers in the Dereham Safer Neighbourhood Team
Local Policing Commander
The Local Policing Commander is responsible for a group of Safer Neighbourhoods teams. They also works with our partners and communities to reduce crime in your neighbourhood and focus efforts on the priorities that matter to you.
Your Engagement Officer is here to provide communications and updates regarding your neighbourhood as well as co-ordinate volunteers, specials, community speedwatch and / or cadets. Contact them for local enquiries that affect your neighbourhood.
Your Beat Manager PC is here to engage with the local communities and work to solve local issues and priorities within your neighbourhood. The Beat Manager’s aim is to keep your neighbourhood as a safe place to live, work and visit.
Please report any suspicious activity to Norfolk Constabulary, as it helps to build a picture of what is happening across the neighbourhood. Having said all of that, Norfolk is one of the safest places to live in the country.
Dereham Policing Priorities
The current Policing Priorities are here.
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Sgt Matthew Howes
Warrant/Collar number: 3021
Content on this page has been sourced from the Norfolk Constabulary website with permission.