Gillingham Town

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Gillingham Town Shaftesbury Town and Blandford Town Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT) are all supervised by Sgt James Dimmack and the teams work together to address community issues across the  towns.  Gillingham is a town in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset. It is the most northerly town in the county. It lies on the B3095 and B3081 roads in the North Dorset area; it is 5 miles northwest of Shaftesbury and approximately 4 miles south of the A303 road. The town also boasts a railway station on the London to Exeter line.

Your local officers in Gillingham Town are Geraint, Nicky and Rowan. Our NPT has a clear focus on community engagements and high visibility patrols in the area. We work in close partnership with other agencies to help resolve the policing priorities of the local area. We attend many local events as a chance to speak to the community and to answer any questions regarding concerns or issues in the area. 

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed September 2017):

  1. August to November-Fraud Prevention- Scam calls are on the rise. Gillingham NPT will be providing awareness and advice regarding Scam calls and emails. The top points to always remember are-
    NEVER give your PIN or bank details out over the phone
    NEVER withdraw cash and send it anywhere via a courier or taxi
    NEVER send bank cards anywhere via a courier or taxi
    NEITHER the police nor your bank will ever ask for you to do any of the above
  2. August to November 2017 - Anti Social Behaviour. Gillingham NPT are aware of ASB issues around Chantry Fields and Hardings Lane and regularly patrol these areas to tackle these on going problems.

  3. August to November 2017 - Drug use around the town. We have received reports of drug use from members of the public so we are actively patrolling the areas where this is occurring and dealing with any offences appropriately.


Resolved priorities and actions taken:       

  1. May to August 2017- Theft from motor vehicles and outbuildings into the summer months, Gillingham NPT worked along side North Dorset Rural Crime team to provide leaflets and information to local residents to help combat thefts from motor vehicles and outbuildings, this was well received by the community.
  2. February to May 2017 - Doorstep Crime. Gillingham NPT held community engagement events and given out advice to local residents to prevent them from becoming victims of doorstep crime, distraction burglaries and rogue traders.


Get involved

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like advice on dealing with noise complaints please speak with the local authority who have responsibility over dealing with these:

If you have any complaints about abandoned vehicles and parking please refer to Dorset County Council using the link below:

If you have concerns over stray dogs or dog fouling, please can you refer your queries to the dog warden who has local responsibility over these issues:

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on any land. If you wish to report fly-tipping please contact the local authority who deal with this issue:

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Your inspector

Inspector Danny Thompson
Inspector Danny Thompson

Your local station

Gillingham Police Station 1 School Road Gillingham SP8 4QR

Telephone: 101 for non-emergency calls . In an emergency please call 999.

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Gillingham Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO  6109 Rowan Birch
PCSO 6109 Rowan Birch
PS  2151 James Dimmack
PS 2151 James Dimmack
PC 2024 Geraint Craig
PC 2024 Geraint Craig
PCSO 5380 Nicky Fear
PCSO 5380 Nicky Fear
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: Gillingham Police Station 1 School Road Gillingham SP8 4QR.

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.

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