North Dorset Rural
North Dorset police cover a huge area 235 square mile area of predominately rural Dorset, made up of rolling hillsides, iconic views & historic places. They work 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, volunteers including the Special Constabulary & have close working links to the Dorset Police Rural Crime Team.
The team (Urban & Rural) are led by an inspector, supported by two sergeants. There are then 2 PC’s & 4 PCSO’s. They cover Sturminster Newton & all the rural areas surrounding the 3 Urban hubs, & work closely with those teams to address any concerns or matters that occur.
The area has many villages, & farms & although spread out hosts many important & large events throughout the year including the Great Dorset Steam Fair which brings in over 100,000 visitors over a long weekend in August/September. Other events include the Shaftesbury Gold Hill Fair, Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, Teddy Rocks as well as a host of other events, so the team work hard to ensure these where possible have a presence.
The team will patrol this area & engage with the community in order to provide reassurance & deter theft, they can also give salient advice on crime prevention for isolated buildings or provide advice on security marking & watch schemes.
North Dorset has one of the lowest crime levels in the county, & is a lovely place to live, hence the amount of visitors during the year. We want to keep both residents & visitors safe & continue to support those affected by crime & to protect the vulnerable in the communities.
Your NPT would like to hear from you, about any issues you may like to discuss, find your local NPT officers by using the links below. Contact us, so that together with our partner agencies we can make North Dorset a safer place to live.
Meet your local officers
James Francis PS 0731 (North Dorset Rural)
Jane Moore PS 1451 (Blandford Rural)
Dave Mullins PC 2186 (Blandford Rural)
Phil Sugrue PC 2146 (Sturminster Newton & North Dorset Rural)
Vicky Biggs PCSO 5370 (Gillingham & North Dorset Rural)
Chris Mullens PCSO 6644 (Shaftesbury & North Dorset Rural)
Mandy Robinson PCSO 5352 (Sturminster Newton & Rural)
Mike Sinnick PCSO 7309 (Blandford Rural)
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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.
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