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.
****************** CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE ******************
With the current situation, we are focusing our efforts on high visibility patrols in key areas. We will be challenging people we come across in line with Government legislation along with supporting the most vulnerable within our communities. Please follow Government guidelines and advice from the NHS to help keep yourself and others safe
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As your local Neighbourhood Policing Team we are continuing to police toward our local priorities and targets, despite the current situation. We would normally be holding face to face engagements with our communities to help us build a better picture around what our local community priorities should be. We are keen to continue harnessing your community concerns to achieve this. Therefore we have created this quick online survey to help us make an inform decision around our NPT local priorities. Please see the attached link which will take directly to our, (very quick) survey.
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