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 Phil and Mandy who are also part of the North Dorset Rural Policing Team

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

Local priorities

Current priorities - February 2019

Motoring offences including speeding and mobile phones -  The team are carrying out pro-active checks and working in conjunction with the No Excuse Team on a regular basis to target offenders of motoring offences.

Are you aware that the penalty for driving whilst using a mobile phone is 6 points and £200 fine.


Anti-social behaviour  - We are conducting patrols around the town and recreation grounds to target and reduce anti-social behaviour. We are speaking with young people and using Police powers when required.


Drug use in your community – We will be continuing to take pro-active action against controlled drugs in the town and act on information provided to us by the community. Please support us by providing any information you may have.


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 County Council.

Latest jobs

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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

PC 2146 Phil Sugrue
PC 2146 Phil Sugrue
PCSO 5352  Mandy Robinson
PCSO 5352 Mandy Robinson
PS  731 James Francis
PS 731 James Francis
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.

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