New Police Commissioner’s Plans For Cutting Rural North Dorset Crime

Dorset’s new Police and Crime Commissioner says he won’t overlook the Shaftesbury area.

“I know Shaftesbury. I know North Dorset. And I also know that you have not been served as best you could be with the numbers in the rural crime team. And that’s something I’m seeking to fix,” said David Sidwick.

The Conservative candidate polled around 27,000 more votes than second-place independent candidate, Dan Hardy.

David Sidwick

Speaking to Alfred this weekend, David explains what he will do during his first days in office. He says he’s committed to a mounted, horseback volunteer patrol and he explains how his plan to create parish constables for each rural community could work. David believes each village could have its own ‘one-man neighbourhood watch’.