Dereham | Norfolk Constabulary

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Welcome to the Dereham Safer Neighbourhood page. This section contains useful information about your neighbourhood.

Street level crime

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Neighbourhood priorities

  • Drug Misuse & Supply
  • Vehicle related ASB in the area
  • Rural Crime patrols
John Papworth

Inspector Jon 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.

How to contact us

Every Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) area is covered by SNT patrol officers who will respond to calls for service 24 hours a day, investigate crimes in the area and work with their beat managers and engagement officers to deliver local priorities.

Officers in Dereham

Key facts

  • 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.

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Call us on: 101

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