North Dorset Rural

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Dorset North Rural Policing Team comprises of 1 Sergeant, 2 Police Constables and 4 PCSOs. The team supports and area over 200 square miles of beautiful countryside, villages and the rural market town of Sturminster Newton. 

Statistically, North Dorset carries low crime and is a very safe place to live.  The team works closely with the Dorset Police Rural Crime Team to help detect and prevent rural crime and support the rural community.

As a team, we are very keen to engage with our rural community at every opportunity.

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed July 2018):

Poaching - Poaching and its linked crimes have a significant impact on our rural communities and businesses. Poachers have no regard for the welfare of wildlife and will cause damage to property and crops to gain access to wildlife such as deer and hare’s .

Poaching is not a hobby but carried out by organised criminals, who also use this time to gain extensive knowledge of where high value items can be found.

We are currently carrying out heightened patrols in the areas of Milborne St Andrew, Miton Abbas, Bagber and Hazelbury Bryan, due to an increase in reports of poaching in these areas.

Please continue to report any poaching incidents to Dorset Police.

 

Thefts from sheds and outbuildings -  Thefts of high value garden machinery from sheds and outbuildings on residential and agricultural properties across the whole of rural North Dorset has a big impact on the residents and businesses and can incur large financial costs to the victims. Please report any thefts and suspicious activity to Dorset Police.

If you would like advice on how to keep your property secure please contact a member of the team.

 

Motoring offences including speeding and mobile phones -  The team are carrying out pro-active checks and working in conjunction with the No Excuse Team on a regular basis to target offenders of motoring offences.

Are you aware that the penalty for driving whilst using a mobile phone is 6 points and £200 fine.


Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Danny Thompson
Inspector Danny Thompson

Your local station

Blandford Police Station Salisbury Road, Blandford, DT11 7HR Gillingham Police Station 1 School Road, Gillingham, SP8 4QR Shaftesbury Police Station Angel Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8DF Sturminster Newton Police Station Brinsley Close, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1EH

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
Blandford: Wednesday & Saturday 10am – 3.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday - Closed Gillingham: Monday & Friday 10am - 3.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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North Dorset Rural

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PS 731 James Francis
PS 731 James Francis
PCSO 5370 Vicky Biggs
PCSO 5370 Vicky Biggs
PCSO 7309 Mike Sinnick
PCSO 7309 Mike Sinnick
PC 2186 Dave Mullins
PC 2186 Dave Mullins
PCSO 6644 Chris Mullens
PCSO 6644 Chris Mullens
PC 2146 Phil Sugrue
PC 2146 Phil Sugrue
PCSO 5352 Mandy Robinson
PCSO 5352 Mandy Robinson
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 Salisbury Road, Blandford, DT11 7HR Gillingham Police Station 1 School Road, Gillingham, SP8 4QR Shaftesbury Police Station Angel Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8DF Sturminster Newton Police Station Brinsley Close, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1EH.

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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