Wiltshire PCC Philip Wilkinson May Column

Wiltshire Police has faced low points in the last year but it is becoming clear some of the improvements put in place are starting to deliver – and with a new leader at the helm, the Force is in safe, steady, hands. Chief Constable Catherine Roper’s drive and commitment to delivering a quality policing service… read more

Review of Rural Crime Team

We have received the following update from Wiltshire Police: As with all functions of policing, we regularly review our resourcing and policing approach to ensure we can provide the best possible service to the public. To this end, we commissioned an internal review of our Rural Crime Team (RCT), which has resulted in us establishing… read more

New Chief Constable joins Wiltshire Police

Today (27/02), Catherine Roper starts her tenure as the new Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police. Chief Constable Roper, who previously served as a Commander within the Metropolitan Police Service, takes over from Kier Pritchard. Later today, she will retake her attestation and swear her allegiance to King Charles III. She said: “It is an incredible… read more

Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Wilkinson’s parish column

Listening to recent results of how Wiltshire Police officers feel about their job, their morale and general state of mind causes me great concern. Hearing people’s lived experiences are often very, very, different to what you think you know. I talk to our frontline officers regularly and these results aren’t surprising given the last six… read more

Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Wilkinson’s Column

Policing has been under the microscope in the last year and I don’t see this scrutiny letting up any time soon – and neither should it. The public want their police force to keep them safe, protect vulnerable people, put victims first, catch the criminals responsible, produce quality investigations and lock the bad ones up…. read more

Wiltshire Police Chief Constable announces intention to retire

The Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, Kier Pritchard, has today announced his intention to retire from his role at the end of his thirty years’ service in June 2023. Kier, who has been Chief Constable since March 2018, said: “I have served with Wiltshire Police for my entire career. The opportunity to lead this Force… read more

Wiltshire Police Response To HMICFRS Peel Report

The following message has been sent by Wiltshire Police:  This is a re-issue of the previous message, due to some issues with the formatting. Hopefully this version is easier to read. Apologies. Today (07/07), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) have published a report into their latest inspection of Wiltshire… read more

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme July Newsletter

The July Neighbourhood Watch Scheme newsletter is available below. According to NWS: This edition offers expert Cyberhood Watch advice on keeping your digital lives safe and secure, impersonation scams, 999 British Sign Language app, measuring impact, addressing fly-tipping and discounts on products. We hope you find the newsletter valuable. NWS July Newsletter

Police officer recruitment campaign

Become a police officer with Wiltshire Police Applications to become a police officer in Wiltshire, are now open. This is the final round of recruitment as part of the Government’s pledge to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers nationally, and will see new officers in Wiltshire commence training from January 2023 onwards. This is a… read more

Community Policing Teams

Wiltshire Police is committed to ensuring our communities are at the heart of our policing model. This will help us meet the needs of those we serve in the most effective and transparent way possible. We first introduced our Community Policing model in 2016 and, in the last five years, we’ve updated and adapted the… read more