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  and Su carry out regular foot and vehicle patrols in your area to be accessible to our community who live, work and visit Shaftesbury.   Your NPT enjoys 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. 


Local priorities

Current Priorities - December 2019


1. Drug dealing

2. Begging High Street

3. Burglary

4. ASB in the area of Laneside




You said - we did

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

You said
ASB at Barton Hill Recreation Ground
We did
Heightened patrols have been conducted in the area. Offences dealt with and alcohol seized from underage drinkers.
You said
We did
Engaged with different groups on how to stay safe with regards to scams.

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:

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Your inspector

Inspector Simon Perry
Inspector Simon Perry

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

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Shaftesbury Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Steve Ellis PC 0224
Steve Ellis PC 0224
Su Leatt PCSO 5382
Su Leatt PCSO 5382
James Francis PS 0731
James Francis PS 0731
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.