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.
Meet your local officers
PS 2151 James Dimmack
PC 224 Steve Ellis
PCSO 5382 Su Leatt
PCSO 8857 Phil Dibble
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: https://www.dorsetforyou.com/noise
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: https://www.dorsetforyou.com/dog-warden/north-dorset
If you have any complaints about abandoned vehicles and parking please refer to Dorset County Council using the link below:
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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.
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Neighbourhood Policing Team
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.
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.