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 and Nicky . Rowan has recently left the team to join Avon and Somerset as a Police Constable. 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

 Priorities February 2019


* Anti-social behavior around the Town center and Harding's lane.

* Motorists failing to wear seat belts and using mobile devices when driving.



You said - we did

This section is for us to share some of the daily work we do on your behalf.

You said
Reports of drug dealing in the Gillingham area.
We did
MDA (Miss-use of Drugs Act) warrant completed resulting in the arrest of 2 Gillingham residents for possession with intent to supply.
You said
Reports of Speeding in the Gillingham area.
We did
We conducted a speeding operation in the Gillingham area offering both enforcement and education.
You said
Reports of Drug dealing in Blandford.
We did
We conducted a MDA (Miss-use of Drug Act) warrant in Blandford. Resulting in the conviction of an offender for possession of drugs.

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 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 Simon Perry
Inspector Simon Perry

Your local station

Gillingham Police Station 1 School Road Gillingham SP8 4QR

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

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available or take a message.

Front counter opening hours
Monday & Friday 10:00 – 15:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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Gillingham Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PC 2024 Geraint Craig
PC 2024 Geraint Craig
PS  2151 James Dimmack
PS 2151 James Dimmack
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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