Eunice, anti-social behaviour and public surgeries – all in a month’s work for the team


Monthly updates from the various North Dorset Police Teams. This month’s news from Blandford’s Police Sergeant Jane Hammond

Blandford’s policing team worked hard to ensure everyone’s safety in the aftermath of Storm Eunice this month, says PS Jane Hammond

It’s been a busy few weeks, made ever more challenging by Storm Eunice. She certainly kept the teams busy!

We were able to deal with incidents during the storm, and also the aftermath of fallen trees and power lines with the help of Dorset Council and many other agencies. I was proud of all our teams and their hard work, helping to keep people safe.
The teams were also engaged with following up on crimes and anti-social behaviour; we are committed to putting victims first and being tough on crime. We do rely on our communities to tell us what they know and want you to continue to report incidents. This assists us to detect crimes and be in the right places at the right times to help prevent incidents.

“Thank you to everyone who dropped by our joined-up surgery in #Blandford with local Councillors Byron Quayle and Nocturin Lacey-Clarke and to Dorset RoadSafe. Surgeries are great for crime prevention advice, Neighbourhood Policing priority surveys, Dorset Alert sign ups and to discuss any concerns and issues or pass on information. Everyone is welcome.”

“Damage has been caused in the play area where ‘graffiti’ has been sprayed over the play equipment. Road side furniture has also been damaged. This was reported earlier in the week.”

“Avoid Church Hill as there is a limb balancing precariously on a power line. There are ongoing reports of fallen trees & branches in Dorset. Others down at Milldown Road, Blandford.
#NecessaryTravelOnly is still advised and if you do have to go out please exercise utmost vigilance.”

On our social media you can see advertised where and when your local police teams will be in your communities for you to speak to in person.

We love these ‘engagements’ – some of them include partner agencies with whom we work to keep our communities safe. Please also look at our Dorset Police Web pages – ‘Neighbourhood Policing’, where you can see the faces and names of your local neighbourhood police officers and Police Community Support Officers (known as PCSOs).

For details on your local team’s future engagements please refer to our website. As always, if you wish to contact us follow the links. 79 You can report non urgent matters via 101, and remember if you see a crime in progress or a person in danger call 999.


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