Wiltshire Police are reaching out to local communities to re-introduce their Community Policing Teams and model.

Community Policing Teams are not a new concept and throughout the pandemic they have continued to be the link between the Police Force and the community. The teams are made of officers and volunteers who work within our community and we may have seen them at local meetings and events.

Wiltshire Police have recognised that since the first Community Policing model came out in 2016, we have all been very occupied with the pandemic and may not have noticed the changes to the Policing Team model.

As it stands, the current model is:

  • 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.

Inspector Gill Hughes head’s up the Trowbridge Area Community Policing Team, you can find out more about her here.

If you would like to contact the Community Policing Team, you can email them on trowbridgeareacpt@wiltshire.police.uk.