11.32 AM Thursday 24 April 2014

Wareham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team

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PS 1658
Jon McCarthy
PCSO 5417
Dave Brown
PC 2358
Claire Jephcott
PCSO 6617
John Morton


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Current PACT Priorities

You are telling us that the following issues are priorities in your area:

PRIORITY  (January 2014)

1 - Drug dealing and drug use

The SNT have identified several locations within the West and Town areas where drug dealing and drug use are believed to be taking place. Work is being undertaken to gather information, identify those involved and for action to be taken to stop and disrupt this behaviour. We have already taken action with a problematic address in Wareham with a positive result. Work currently continues in other areas.

2 - Anti-social behaviour problems

Local residents and other agencies had identified that there was a significant problem with anti-social behaviour in certain areas across Wareham West and Wareham Town SNTs. Anti-social behaviour is taken very seriously by the police as we know how detrimental and damaging it can be to people’s lives. Anti-social behaviour can be experienced in many ways. We deal with each issue as thoroughly as possible and work closely with those affected to find out the best way to deal with the problem. We have dealt with many types of ASB including noisy mopeds being driven up and down the road, youths being rowdy and disrespectful to their neighbours, damage being caused, littering, underage drinking and so on. The SNT work closely with Purbeck District Council, with the local schools, with youth workers, Social Services and other agencies such as YISP (Youth Inclusion Support Panel) and Dorset Family Matters. We have had some positive outcomes as a result of our multi-agency approach towards dealing with some of our problematic offenders. Work continues in this area and is a main focus for our SNT.

3 - Reducing acquisitive crime

There has been an increase in the number of burglaries we have had reported, in particular within our more rural villages. Whilst Purbeck is still a safe place in which to live, this type of personal crime can be extremely distressing to those affected. Work continues to identify any patterns and trends, to try and identify who is responsible and for those offenders to be positively dealt with. SNTs are also hugely committed in preventing people from becoming a victim of crime. We offer a range of crime prevention advice and often visit people’s homes in order to show them what they can do to protect their property. The best method you can use to protect your home is by installing a burglar alarm which covers upstairs and downstairs. Please use the ‘contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team’ link if you wish to speak to one of the team regarding crime prevention or call 101.


Purbeck has seen a general increase in thefts from motor vehicles and burglaries to garages and sheds.  The levels however remain extremely low and Purbeck remains a safe area to reside.

Please help us to help you, and take time to look at the Dorset Police Crime Prevention Portal. Here you can find information and posters around general crime reduction, and vehicle crime.

A “No valuables left in here” leaflet can be downloaded and printed by following this link (140kb PDF) >


Report itFollow this link to tell us what issues are a priority in your area >

You said ... We didFollow this link to read about actions taken to tackle previous PACT priorities >


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Meet the Team

Meet the team and members of your PACT Panel to raise local issues at the following events.

17 April 2014, 10am - 11am Meet The Team D'Urberville Centre, Wool
1 May 2014, 10am - 11am Meet The Team Sainsburys Car Park, Wareham
15 May 2014, 10am - 11am Meet The Team D'Urberville Centre, Wool
4 June 2014, 10am - 11am Meet The Team Outside Winfrith Village Shop, Winfrith
25 June 2014, 2pm - 3pm Meet The Team Lulworth Cove main car park
1 July 2014, 2pm - 3pm Meet The Team Wareham Library


To find out more about the various forms of meetings your PACT Panel hold, please follow this link >


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Related Content

I have no valuables in my vehicle poster


Download our "I have no valuables in my vehicle" poster (140kb PDF) >




What is Safer Neighbourhoods? >

Dorset Retailers Reducing Crime - A crime awareness booklet  (1.42MB PDF) >



Wareham Town & Wareham West SNTs Newsletter - January 2014 (80kb PDF) >

Wareham Town SNT Newsletter - February 2013 (136kb PDF) >


Useful Websites

Community safety pages on Dorset For You >

The Neighbourhood and Home Watch website >

Association of Dorset Watches >


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