Shaftesbury Town

Find your neighbourhood

Welcome to the Shaftesbury Town Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT). Gillingham Town, Shaftesbury Town and Blandford Town NPT's are all supervised by Sgt James Dimmack and all teams work together to address community issues across the towns.

Your local officers Steve, Phil, and Su carry out regular foot and vehicle patrols in your area to be accessible to our community who live, work and visit Shaftesbury.   We enjoy carrying out community engagements which includes face to face meetings, social media interaction, individual reassurance visits and, naturally, like to join in our local community events throughout the year with other partner agencies.  Your team is dedicated in working with partner agencies to help improve victim focus concerns and to help resolve  local policing priorities. 

Since March 2018 there have been a few changes to the team, after 10 years of patrolling and dealing with issues with in the town, PCSO Millie Vaughan has changed roles to become a PCSI (Police Community Support Investigator) she is now working from Blandford Police Station. The PCSI is a new role created within Dorset Police to support police officers in investigating crimes and focussing on victims of crime.

PCSO Phil Dibble is currently on an extended leave break enjoying the sunny delights of the Southern Hemisphere and currently in Australia. We are sure you will miss his bearded presence around the town.

Local priorities

Current priorities (last review May 2018):

  1. Targeted patrols around the Shaftesbury Town area to help reduce antisocial behaviour.

      2.  The  SCAMS continue - please read the advice below

Key messages

  • Fraudsters are clever, manipulative and they have done their homework. They know exactly what to say to get you to trust them. They know your name, your address, your partners name, your children's name and your pets name. They find all of this out to trick you into believing their claim.


  • Never give out your personal or financial information to anyone.


  • Don’t engage in conversation with anyone you suspect to be a fraudster. The more you engage with these people the more chances you are giving them to suck you in.


  • Do NOT download apps  at the request of the caller, to your phone or computer, as this may allow the caller to remotely take control of  your device.





Resolved priorities and actions taken:       

NPT are pleased to say that HALLOWEEN patrols were conducted and we are pleased to report that there were lots of parents out with their children.  No incidents of antisocial behaviour were reported. Everyone was in good spirits!

NPT have continued to provide high visibility patrols around the town and there were no further reports of broken windows.



Get involved

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

Retrieving meeting schedule

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

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

Latest jobs

Sorry, there are no job vacancies currently available in this area

Your inspector

Inspector Danny Thompson
Inspector Danny Thompson

Your local station

Shaftesbury Police Station Granville Gardens Shaftesbury SP7 8DF

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
Please note that the Shaftesbury Enquiry Office is CLOSED to the public. Please be assured that Police Officers will still be working in your area. If you wish to make a non-urgent enquiry, please either use the yellow telephone or dial 101 from any other telephone. For all emergency calls please call 999. Many thanks for your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience. Your nearest Enquiry office will be Blandford Police Station. Salisbury Road, Blandford, DT11 7HR Wednesday & Saturday 1000-1530hrs or Gillingham Police Station 1 School Road, Gillingham, SP8 4QR Monday & Friday 1000-1530hrs

Print NPT Poster

Printable Neighbourhood Policing Team poster

For optimum printing results please refer to our
printing guidance page.

Shaftesbury Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO 5382 Su Leatt
PCSO 5382 Su Leatt
PS  2151 James Dimmack
PS 2151 James Dimmack
PCSO 8857 Phil Dibble
PCSO 8857 Phil Dibble
PC 224 Steve Ellis
PC 224 Steve Ellis
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: Shaftesbury Police Station Granville Gardens Shaftesbury SP7 8DF.

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.

Provide feedback on this page