Welcome to Purbeck
Purbeck Section covers an area in excess of 200 square miles
incorporating Wareham, Swanage, Upton, Bere Regis, Bovington, Wool,
Briantspuddle, Affpuddle, Winfrith Newburgh, Lulworth, Lytchett
Matravers, Lytchett Minster, Bloxworth, Morden, Sandford, Arne,
Stoborough, Studland and Kimmeridge.
An area of
outstanding natural beauty, we are responsible for the policing of
the Purbeck Peninsula and World Heritage coastline as well as
Brownsea Island and the many popular holiday destinations in this
largely rural area.
Each area has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Team working
directly to combat the issues raised with us by members of the
community. Please use the link below to find out who your local
officers are and make contact with them and get involved in dealing
with the issues that effect you and your family - where you
live, work and visit. Purbeck Section works closely with our
partners in Purbeck District Council and their Crime and Disorder
lead. We also work with other agencies such as the Coastguard,
Dorset Fire and Rescue and Youth Services. Community policing is,
and will remain, our top priority.
Of course we are committed to reducing crime and bringing those
that are responsible for crimes and anti-social behaviour to
Crime levels in Purbeck have
decreased during the past three years. There were 1,832
recorded crimes in 2010/11, a small increase to 1,873 recorded
crimes in 2011/12 and a reduction to 1,483 recorded crimes in
2012/13. This is an overall reduction in recorded crime of around
15% in Purbeck and represents 349 fewer victims of crime than there
were three years ago. There is always more to do and we look
forward to continuing to build on these successes.
Please feel free to contact me at Wareham Police Station.
You can find out about your local Safer
Neighbourhood Team by following this link >
Contact Inspector Ernie Henley