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East Dorset Rural

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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 ******************

Autumn/Winter 2020 - The current situation is on-going and our response towards COVID-19 continues.  We are still focusing 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.




What do you think our priorities should be?

Let Us Know…

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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. 

Get involved

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

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Local Priorities

1. Autumn/Winter - Disrupt 'County Lines' networks and criminal exploitation of vulnerable people.

Issue Date: 09/09/2020

We will proactively target organised drug supply by developing and acting on community intelligence.

In conjunction with the County Lines Team, we will carry out regular safe and well checks on vulnerable members of the community.  This will help protect them from the risks that county lines drugs suppliers pose.

We will also liaise with and signpost vulnerable victims to our partner agencies that can offer help, support and advice.  

Action Date: 31/12/2020

2. Autumn/Winter - Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) with a focus on Youth related ASB and Hotspots.

Issue Date: 09/09/2020

Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) with a focus on Youth related ASB and Hotspots utilising the Victim, Offender, Location, Time  (VOLT) Policing Model.

Action Date: 31/12/2020

3. Autumn/Winter - Policing our rural communities in partnership with the Rural Crime Team.

Issue Date: 09/09/2020

Reports of rural crime, from farm thefts to poaching, as well as criminal damage and other illegal activity, are a priority for the Neighbourhood Policing Team.
These types of crimes can represent a considerable loss to a victim.

We will work in partnership with the Rural Crime team to police our rural communities.

We will be conducting Pro-active and high Visibility patrols, dealing robustly with offenders. 

Action Date: 31/12/2020

We have supported Forcewide Rural Crime prevention and enforcement operations, and officers have volunteered to change shifts to support pro-active operations. 

The local Neighbourhood Team's offer crime prevention advice and will proactively target vulnerable sites.

We also liaise closely with the Rural Crime Team and share information to help keep our rural community safe.

4. COVID-19 - NPT's response to the regulations.

Issue Date: 09/09/2020

We will continue to:

1) ENGAGE with our community via all safe methods available to us to inform, educate and reassure.

2) EXPLAIN the Government guidance and the Law.

3) ENCOURAGE voluntary compliance with the guidelines and the Law.

4) ENFORCE the law as a last resort.

We will apply the law in a system that is flexible, discretionary and pragmatic. This will enable us to make sensible decisions and employ our judgement where necessary.

Action Date: 09/09/2020

This is an on-going priority


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Your Inspector

Inspector Simon Perry
Inspector Simon Perry

Your local station

Blandford Police Station
Salisbury Road
DT11 7HR

Telephone: 101 for non-emergency calls. In an emergency please call 999.

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East Dorset Rural

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Jane Moore PS 1451
Jane Moore PS 1451
Andy Flanagan PCSO 8194
Andy Flanagan PCSO 8194
Tom Clements PC 2238
Tom Clements PC 2238
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: Blandford Police Station.

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.