North Dorset police cover a huge 235 square mile area, & work hard to effectively engage with the public & work with partner agencies to resolve local policing priorities. The team is divided amongst the main towns, & also covers the large surrounding rural areas. They support each other as well as working with our response teams & volunteers from the Special Constabulary & wider community in the guise of CCTV volunteers, Community Speed-watch, home watch & farm watch initiatives.
The teams (Gillingham & Shaftesbury, Blandford & Rural) are led by an Inspector, supported by two Sergeants, the Blandford team then comprises of, 1 PC & 2 PCSO’s. Each PC is dedicated to a specific town – but will often work with each other & come together in problem solving or addressing specific local priorities. The team also, where possible comes together to police the many events held in the area. Each town has a police presence, although the main policing hub is in Blandford.
The policing hub for North Dorset is in Blandford & the station is open twice a week for public enquiries. The town has also seen a growth in housing, & with the adjacent village across the River Stour of Blandford St. Mary, means the combined population is around 12,000. The town also has an Army Garrison a couple of miles outside - this being the home of the Royal Signals.
North Dorset has one of the lowest crime levels in the county, & is a lovely place to live, hence the continued expansion of the towns, we would like to keep you safe as well as support those affected by crime and to protect the vulnerable in our communities.
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Jane Moore PS 1451
Jamie Burt PCSO 5313
Ken Lightfoot PCSO 5302
Tom Harness PC 2907
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Neighbourhood Policing Team
Neighbourhood policing improves the quality of life within Dorset communities. Working together with partner agencies and problem-solving with local people and groups, we will target the policing issues that matter most in your area.
Get in touch with us today to raise any issues you have and to find out what priorities we are currently working on. This is your chance to influence the service that the police, and our partners, provide.
You can contact us via the Dorset Police website or social media, where we also promote upcoming meetings and events. We are based at: Blandford Police Station.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team works with colleagues across Dorset Police, but does not respond to emergency calls. If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, always dial 999 immediately, so we can help you as quickly as possible.