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Wareham Town & West Neighbourhood Policing Team

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PS  1174
Jane Mooney
PCSO 5417
Dave Brown
PC 2358
Claire Jephcott
PCSO 5041
Ollie Wales


Contact the Team

Contact Wareham Town & West Neighbourhood Policing Team and raise your issues >

Call us at Dorset Police on: 101

Please only use the number above for non-emergency calls. If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, please dial 999.

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Current PACT Priorities

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

PRIORITY  (April 2015)

1 - 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.

2 - Reducing acquisitive crime

We are always trying to raise awareness of shed and garage breaks, especially in our more rural locations. Whilst Purbeck is still a safe place in which to live, this type of crime can be distressing and cause significance inconvenience to victims. 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 or small holdings (for example) 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 do not leave items of value in sheds and be extra cautious about storing expensive bikes or lawn mowers for example in garages which are not suitably alarmed. If your shed is near to your property, it might be a good idea to buy a shed alarm which are easy to install and only cost around £10. 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.

3 - Poaching and rural related crime

We have received reports of deer, partridge and pheasants being poached in our rural areas. Offenders are causing damage to the fences in order to get onto the land with their vehicles.  As a result, not only are the fields being damaged and the deer/game being killed or stolen, but livestock are also left insecure. As a result we are engaging with the game keepers, landowners and the NFU. Security advice is being given and enhanced patrols are being carried out by officers. We are really encouraging everyone to report suspicious incidents to the police at the time at which they are happening. Stop That Thief is a scheme that can be utilised by farmers, landowners, stables and so on who may be or who have been subject to rural crime. It is supported by the NFU, if you would like more information regarding joining Stop That Thief then please contact your local SNT.


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

Wareham Town & Wareham West NPT Team would like to invite you to come and meet the team on the following dates: 

Every other Thursday, 10am - 11am Have Your Say D'Urberville Hall, Colliers Lane, Wool
Friday 29 April, 3pm - 4pm Have Your Say Wareham Library, South Street


Please come along, this is your opportunity to speak with your Neighbourhood Officers to discuss any local issues of concern you may have.  If you are unable to attend but wish to speak with your Neighbourhood Officers, please call 101.

Your local NPT officers will be attending various parish council meetings across the area and will be available to address any concerns that you have at these. We will also be carrying out walk about patrols in your village to maintain a visible presence and to engage with as many members of the public as possible.

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


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Dorset Alert

Join Dorset Alert – free messaging system

Would you like to be kept up-to-date with all the latest information including crimes, suspicious incidents and good news stories in your local area? It used to be call Ringmaster, but our community messaging system has now changed to a new system called Dorset Alert. It is a free service which provides access to messaging and information reporting facilities. By signing up, you can also join the various Watch schemes that are run in the county. If you are involved with Neighbourhood or Home Watch, you can also access free scheme management tools.

What do you get?

  • A totally free service, no incoming text or phone charges.
  • Information about crime trends, incidents and requests for info by email.
  • Start, manage or request to join a Neighbourhood/Home Watch scheme.
  • Configure how, when and what priority messages you would like to receive.
  • Unsubscribe at any time, there are no contracts or costs.
  • Remain unseen on the system, or make your scheme visible so that others can join.


What do you need to do?

To join go to https://www.dorsetalert.co.uk/ and click on register – once you have joined, please remember to activate your account.

If you don’t have internet access, please ask for a registration form.


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 NPT Newsletter - February 2015 (84kb PDF) >

Wareham Town & Wareham West NPT Newsletter - October 2014 (80.3kb) PDF >

Wareham Town & Wareham West NPT Newsletter - August 2014 (84kb) PDF >

Wareham Town & Wareham West NPT Newsletter - July 2014 (55kb PDF) >

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

Useful Websites

Community safety pages on Dorset For You >

The Neighbourhood and Home Watch website >

Association of Dorset Watches >

Briantspuddle community website >


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