Sturminster Newton Town

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Sturminster Newton Town and Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) is part of North Dorset Rural Policing Team. The North Dorset Team covers all the rural areas and includes Sturminster Newton and surrounding villages as part of its responsibility. We work together to ensure the town and rural areas are safe place to live, work and visit. We are dedicated to dealing with local issues, crimes and anti-social behaviour.

The town and the rural areas are covered by PC Phil Sugrue and PCSO Mandy Robinson, who are also part of the North Dorset Rural Policing Team, alongside PS James Francis.

To see the full team that supports your area, please visit the North Dorset Rural page.

Local priorities

Current priorities - January 2020


1. Antisocial behaviour in the areas of Ricketts  Lane Recreation Ground and Butts Pond Industrial Estate












You said - we did

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

You said
Drink and drug driving
We did
A drink and drug driving campaign was run over the Christmas period and a number of drivers in the North Dorset area were arrested.
You said
Overnight acquisitive crime
We did
Officers patrolled the areas that were affected to prevent further crime and to reassure the local communities .

Get involved

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Complaints about vehicle obstruction and parking should be referred to Dorset Council. For advice on parking click here: Dorset Council Parking 

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Your inspector

Inspector Simon Perry
Inspector Simon Perry

Your local station

Sturminster Newton Police Station Brinsley Close Sturminster Newton Dorset DT10 1EE

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 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. 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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Sturminster Newton Town

Neighbourhood Policing Team

James Francis PS 0731
James Francis PS 0731
Phil Sugrue PC 2146
Phil Sugrue PC 2146
Mandy Robinson PCSO 5352
Mandy Robinson PCSO 5352
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: Sturminster Newton Police Station Brinsley Close Sturminster Newton Dorset DT10 1EE.

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.