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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 ******************

Autumn/Winter 2020 - The current situation is on-going and our response towards COVID-19 continues.  We are still focusing 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. 




What do you think our priorities should be?

Let Us Know…

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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. 

Get involved

Speak with the team at one of the following local events.

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Local Priorities

1. Autumn/Winter - Disrupting ‘County Lines’ networks and criminal exploitation of vulnerable people.

Issue Date: 09/09/2020

We will proactively target organised drug supply by developing and acting on community intelligence.
In conjunction with the County Lines Team, we will carry out regular safe and well checks on vulnerable members of the community.  This will help protect them from the risks that county lines drugs suppliers pose.
We will also liaise with and signpost vulnerable victims to our partner agencies that can offer help, support and advice.  

Action Date: 31/12/2020

2. Autumn/Winter - Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) with a focus on Youth related ASB and Hotspots.

Issue Date: 09/09/2020

Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) with a focus on Youth related ASB and Hotspots utilising the Victim, Offender, Location, Time  (VOLT) Policing Model.
Also a renewed focus on the Night-Time Economy in Blandford Town.   

Action Date: 31/12/2020

3. Autumn/Winter - Policing our rural communities in partnership with the Rural Crime Team.

Issue Date: 09/09/2020

Working in partnership with the Rural Crime Team to police our rural communities. 
Pro-active and High Visibility Policing with a focus on Rural Crime.   

Action Date: 31/12/2020

4. COVID- 19 - NPT's response to the regulations.

Issue Date: 09/09/2020

We will continue to:

1) ENGAGE with our community via all safe methods available to us to inform, educate and reassure.

2) EXPLAIN the Government guidance and the Law.

3) ENCOURAGE voluntary compliance with the guidelines and the Law.

4) ENFORCE the law as a last resort.

We will apply the law in a system that is flexible, discretionary and pragmatic. This will enable us to make sensible decisions and employ our judgement where necessary.

Action Date: 31/03/2021

This priority is on-going


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Your Inspector

Inspector Simon Perry
Inspector Simon Perry

Your local station

Blandford Police Station
Salisbury Road
DT11 7HR

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Neighbourhood Policing Team

Jane Moore PS 1451
Jane Moore PS 1451
Jamie Burt PCSO 5313
Jamie Burt PCSO 5313
Ken Lightfoot PCSO 5302
Ken Lightfoot PCSO 5302
Tom Harness PC 2907
Tom Harness PC 2907
What we do

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.

In an emergency

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.