East Dorset Rural
East Dorset police covers a large 136 square mile area & works hard to effectively engage with the public & work with partner agencies to resolve local policing priorities. The team is split into two strands, urban & rural. They both support each other, work with our response teams & Special constabulary & have a close working relationship with Dorset Police Rural crime team. They are further supported by many volunteers from the community.
The main policing hub is situated in Ferndown with Neighbourhood policing teams (NPT’s) spread out around the section, these are divided into two distinct teams, Urban & Rural.
The rural team are comprised of a sergeant, a PC & one PCSO with an inspector nominally in charge of both rural & urban teams. They cover pretty much all of the villages, and countryside west of the main urban towns in the section, including Sturminster Marshall & Sixpenny Handley.
The team will patrol the area & engage with the community in order to provide reassurance & to deter crime. They can also give salient advice on crime prevention for isolated locations or provide advice on security marking or watch schemes.
East Dorset has a very low crime rate, & is a great place to live. It attracts lots of visitors during the year, as such we want to keep both residents & visitors safe. We also want to continue our support of those affected by crime & to protect vulnerable persons in the community.
Your NPT would like to hear from you about any issues you may like to discuss, find out more about your NPT’s by using the links below. Contact us, so that we together with our partner agencies, can work together to make East Dorset a safer place to live
****************** CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE ******************
With the current situation, we are focusing our efforts on high visibility patrols in key areas. We will be challenging people we come across in line with Government legislation along with supporting the most vulnerable within our communities. Please follow Government guidelines and advice from the NHS to help keep yourself and others safe.
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As your local Neighbourhood Policing Team we are continuing to police toward our local priorities and targets, despite the current situation. We would normally be holding face to face engagements with our communities to help us build a better picture around what our local community priorities should be. We are keen to continue harnessing your community concerns to achieve this. Therefore we have created this quick online survey to help us make an inform decision around our NPT local priorities. Please see the attached link which will take directly to our, (very quick) survey.
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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: Blandford Police Station.
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.