Shaftesbury Residents Should Notice A More Regular Police Presence Says Commissioner

Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner talks to Alfred about his plans to tackle antisocial behaviour.

David Sidwick says he wants better engagement with the police. The commissioner is starting a process which will examine whether the front desk at Shaftesbury Police Station can reopen to visitors. Officers should become more visible and he wants follow-up progress calls made to people who have reported crimes.

David Sidwick

David says he stood for the Police and Crime Commissioner role because he once waited 45 minutes for someone to answer his call to the nonemergency number. In our interview, David tells Alfred how he hopes to improve response time to the 101 number.

You can respond to his survey, which will inform his police and crime plan, here.