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Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Local Neighbourhood

The Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood is situated within the town of Gillingham and is policed by the Dorset Police.

Following the recent restructure of the Force, Sturminster Newton returns to the section having previously been part of the Shaftesbury area back in the 1980s. The North Dorset area covers 268 square miles and the four main towns of Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Blandford and Sturminster Newton.

Despite the continued and rapid expansion of the four main towns, with Gillingham alone doubling in size and set for further expansion, crime rates remain low and detection rates high.

We are fortunate to live in an area where the majority of the population, people of all ages, are law-abiding citizens and are willing to come forward with information so that we can support them in maintaining the area as one of the safest places to live in England. However, fear of crime remains much higher than the reality.

Further changes have taken place, providing more contact with the local community in order to look more closely at issues that residents decide are of concern to them.

One Section Commander (myself) covers the area, supported by station sergeants in place for each of the four towns and Safer Neighbourhood Teams. The teams include PCs community support officers (PCSOs), special constables and volunteers. This allows more direct contact with local residents looking at issues that they consider important within their communities. It also allows us to work directly with partner agencies such as district and town councils, the health service and housing associations to find solutions more quickly and efficiently.

In addition to the Safer Neighbourhood Teams, patrol officers are also based at all four main stations to provide further support and response to live incidents within the area.

The North Dorset area also hosts many important events including the county’s biggest event - the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Many other popular events take place through out the year including Shaftesbury Gold Hill Fair, Gillingham Music Festival, Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, the Shaftesbury and Gillingham show and carnivals and music festivals at the Larmer Tree.

The Safer Neighbourhood Teams would like to hear from, you, members of the public about any issues you would like to discuss.

To make contact more flexible, each team has a mobile telephone. The numbers are available from the North Dorset Safer Neighbourhood Team pages on this website, just use the links on the right hand side of this page. Please contact us so that we (the police), and our partner agencies can work together to make North Dorset an even safer place to live.

Inspector 1919 Shawn Whitley

North Dorset Neighbourhood Inspector

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Map of the Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Dorset Police.

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Towns and Villages within the Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

Settlements located within Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Gillingham Town Dorset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Supermarket9
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Paris Court4
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near South Street4
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near The Laurels4
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Lodden View4

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Supermarket8
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near The Meadows6
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Lodden View6
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Supermarket4
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Addison Close4

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Supermarket7
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Parking Area5
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Buckingham Road5
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Paris Court4
GillinghamtownDorsetOn or near Harding'S Lane4

Neighbourhood Events for Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=864 for full information on forthcoming events we will be attending

Start: 31/01/2014 00:00

End: 01/01/2020 00:00

Police Officer Information for Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Vicky Levy PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Nicky Fear PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Geraint Craig PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Grant Cole PS

My role is Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant. I manage a team of PCs, PCSOs, special constables and volunteers in tackling issues that have an impact on the community as a whole. A typical day for me involves the looking after, directing and guiding those individuals I have in my charge.

It is important that I am aware of any incidents that occur on my patch, so that I can brief my team on what might be expected of them.

Samantha Ryall PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Dorset is one of the safest counties in the UK in which to live. Dorset Police is one of the highest performing Police Services in the United Kingdom. We are totally committed to working to make our county an even safer and better place in which to live, but we can't do it on our own. Throughout history policing has been most effective when the community and the police work together, helping each other to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

We have set our operational priorities which have been based on today's risks and from our communities have told us are areas of concern. Each year these priorities are reviewed and throughout the year leaders work to ensure the force is focussed on them.

This year's operational priorities are to:

•Reduce serious violent crime.

•Reduce the crimes most affecting local communities.

•Protect vulnerable people and communities.

•Tackle serious and organised criminals.

•Counter terrorism and domestic extremism.

•Reduce road casualties.

•Bring offenders to justice.

•Secure the trust and confidence of people in Dorset in their Police Force and the wider criminal justice system.

•Be prepared for major incidents and events

Each Safer Neighbourhood Team will have their own local priority which are set by the community and regularly updated. Your local priorities can be found by visiting our web site at www.dorset.police.uk and entering your postcode into the "My Area" section.

Issue dated: 16/09/2009

Action dated: 16/09/2009

Street Crime Within Gillingham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Addison Close Anti-social behaviour
Addison Close Public order Under investigation
Addison Close Public order Under investigation
B3081 Drugs Under investigation
B3081 Drugs Under investigation
B3081 Drugs Under investigation
Bay Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Black Lawn Anti-social behaviour
Brickyard Lane Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Bryony Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Buckingham Road Shoplifting Under investigation
Conference/Exhibition Centre Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Davenant Close Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
High Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hyde Road Vehicle crime Under investigation
Ivy Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
King Edmund Court Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Lodden View Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Lodden View Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Lodden View Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Lodden View Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Meadowcroft Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Meadowcroft Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Milford Court Anti-social behaviour
Newbury Burglary Under investigation
Paris Court Bicycle theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Paris Court Shoplifting Under investigation
Paris Court Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Paris Court Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Police Station Anti-social behaviour
Police Station Anti-social behaviour
Police Station Anti-social behaviour
Prospect Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Prospect Close Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Rolls Bridge Lane Anti-social behaviour
Rolls Bridge Way Anti-social behaviour
School Lane Public order Under investigation
South Street Anti-social behaviour
South Street Public order Under investigation
South Street Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
South Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Burglary Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Other theft Under investigation
Supermarket Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Supermarket Other theft Under investigation
Supermarket Other theft Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Sycamore Way Anti-social behaviour
The Laurels Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
The Laurels Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
The Laurels Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
The Laurels Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
The Meadows Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
The Meadows Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
The Meadows Violence and sexual offences Offender fined
Tomlins Way Anti-social behaviour