18th March 2022

Wiltshire Police wants communities to know who their Community Policing Teams are

WILTSHIRE Police has stated its commitment to ensuring that communities are at the heart of its policing. 

Wiltshire Police’s Community Policing model was introduced in 2016 but in the last five years it has changed with the needs of the community. 

In 2019 the Community Policing Teams (CPT) areas were shuffled and neighbourhood officers were introduced.  

Assistant Chief Constable, Deb Smith said:Our neighbourhood teams play a valuable role as the main link between the Force and the community. 

“They are the officers and volunteers you will come to recognise in your communities and will see at local meetings and events.

“Our neighbourhood officers focus directly on working within the community, offering greater contact with the public and taking a problem-solving approach to local community issues.”

The Policing Model:

  • As a police force, we cover the whole county, across both local authority areas for Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council.
  • The county is divided into eight Community Policing Teams (CPTs).
  • Each team is led by an Inspector and made up of designated Response and Neighbourhood Officers.
  • Each CPT has five Response Teams with each one being led by sergeants. The main role of these officers is to respond to 999 and 101 calls and manage ongoing investigations.
  • Each CPT has a Neighbourhood Team. In Swindon this is divided into three areas. These are led by an Inspector and made up of sergeants, officers, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), volunteers and police staff.

 Wiltshire Police wants residents to know who their local officers are and how to contact the Community Policing Team (CPT).

The inspector for the Trowbridge Area Community Policing Team (which includes Melksham and Bradford on Avon) is Gill Hughes, and the team can be contacted at trowbridgeareacpt@wiltshire.police.uk and more Information can be found HERE.