Shaftesbury Town

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Hi and 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, Millie, 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 are dedicated in working with other partner agencies to help improve victim focus concerns and to help resolve  local policing priorities. 

Local priorities

Current priorities (last review October 2017):

  1. Targeted patrols around the Shaftesbury Town area in reducing criminal damages to properties windows that has been recently reported to Dorset Police.  

  2. Targeted Patrols on HALLOWEEN Night.

Have FUN on HALLOWEEN but please have RESPECT for others. DORSET POLICE will take action against unacceptable behaviour.


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.  



Resolved priorities and actions taken:       

NPT are pleased to say that there has been a  decrease of reports of Anti-Social Behaviour and Vandalism during the Summer Period at Barton Hill Recreational Ground.    Neighbourhood Policing team and Territorial Policing Officers have worked closely together to reduce these incidents,  which has led in reduction of phone calls from members of public.    

NPT have hosted two Community Engagement Events in the Shaftesbury Town and surrounding villages, promoting Awareness on Beauty Spots Crimes .  It was well attended by our local community.  



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 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

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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

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Shaftesbury Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PC Steve Ellis
PC Steve Ellis
PS James Dimmack
PS James Dimmack
PCSO Phil Dibble
PCSO Phil Dibble
PCSO Millie Vaughan
PCSO Millie Vaughan
PCSO Su Leatt
PCSO Su Leatt
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.

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