Thames Valley Police badgeLaw and order in Clifton, Deddington and Hempton is the responsibility of Thames Valley Police, the largest non-metropolitan force in the country. It covers the historical counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, an area of 2,220 square miles.

Every neighbourhood in Thames Valley has a dedicated Neighbourhood Policing Team. Neighbourhood policing is about putting the ‘local’ back into local policing.  Each team is made up of a Neighbourhood Sergeant and Neighbourhood Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). This is the team in 2017.

If you need to contact the Neighbourhood Specialist Officer on a routine, non-urgent matter (including reporting minor crimes), telephone 101 (24-hour service), or email us. In an emergency always call 999. 

2PolLib2The Deddington Police Office is in the Old Court House (the Library building), High Street, Deddington, Banbury, OX15 0SH and is run by a team of volunteers who are available for crime prevention advice, lost property enquiries, crime/incident reporting and to offer support to members of the community.

The opening hours are:
Mon: 12.00-16.00, Wed 10.00-13.00

Closed Tuesday, and Thursday-Sunday

Thames Valley Police aim to work with their communities to reduce crime, disorder and fear as a leading, caring and professional police service. They are doing this by consulting with local people, working in partnership with other agencies to increase community safety, tackling causes rather than just symptoms and applying restorative principles.

The North Oxfordshire Police Area's annual plan gives more details of policing priorities for the area. To obtain a copy, contact Banbury Police Station. For a copy of the full Thames Valley Police annual plan, contact Thames Valley Police.

See also The History of Policing in Deddington (note, this does not reflect the current situation).