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Purbeck Section

Welcome to Purbeck Section

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.

Inspector Ernie Henley - © Dorset Police All Rights ReservedAn 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 account.

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 >


Inspector Ernie Henley

Purbeck Neighbourhood Inspector


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