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Poole North

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Poole North is a diverse area that includes large residential areas, places of public entertainment, schools, shopping areas, industrial estates and retail parks, alongside heathland areas that are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

The policing of the area is strongly focused on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the area for work or recreation.

Our patrol officers provide a resilient, effective 24 hour policing capability responding to the wide range of incidents and emergencies that can occur in the area. These officers work closely with our Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs) to provide an effective policing service that recognises and responds to the priorities of the community and yet is available to deal with the full spectrum of services required from the police.

The NPTs are dedicated to tackle priority crime and Anti Social Behaviour areas and consist of police officers, PCSOs and volunteers led by two dedicated Sergeants all working in close partnership with other agencies and the local communities to tackle issues and secure long term solutions.

Poole NPT will be conducting Priority surveys with the communities of Poole when we hold engagement events, or attended in support of local authority or other local events.  These questionnaires are aimed at identifying the problems and concerns which matter the most to the community.  These will be targeted and through a process of Problem Oriented Policing and Problem Solving we will work towards solving the problem.  The top three issues raised by the community will be assessed quarterly and input below.

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Local Priorities

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Issue Date: 01/10/2021

Poole NPT are focussed on dealing with ASB around Poole and this remains a priority. We work closely with key partners to problem-solve in hotspot locations and to reduce ASB incidents across Poole. Operation Sandman has targeted various types of ASB linked to Sandbanks and we will continue to take an evidence-based approach to our response and therefore will be continuing with Operation Sandman through the Autumn. NPT have also worked extensively to reduce ASB in the Ashley Road area.

 

We will be focusing on ASB by providing 'hot spot' policing across Poole regularly in the following areas but with the capability to target others area where there is demand:

 

- Ashley Road / Alexandra Park

- Baiter Park

- Bus Station

- Sandbanks beach

- Poole Town / Poole Quay

 

We will be regularly patrolling these areas every day and ask that if you have any information on specific times / days ASB is happening please contact us through the website on the 'Do It Online' page.  Please be assured that ASB is declining across Poole but we will continue to target and deal with any person causing anti-social behaviour across Poole jointly with the council to ensure our communities feel safer. 

 

Some of the issues we have dealt with in the last quarter include targeted attention to Ashley Road street drinking, ASB and cuckooing checks affecting drug related ASB.CSAS officers continue to work with the NPT targeting problematic persons and locations.

Operation Sandman has been running throughout the summer dealing with traffic offences, seizures of alcohol, community engagement and intervention with groups to reduce ASB.

We have used a range of tactics including high visibility patrols, targeting the repeat and high risk offenders, working in plain clothes, robust enforcement, problem solving and community engagement with the public and partners.

   

Action Date: 01/01/2022

Drugs & County Lines

Issue Date: 01/10/2021

Substance abuse can be linked to crime and ASB, and therefore causes harm not only to the individual but also to the wider community. We work with our partners to identify how we can best tackle drug and alcohol misuse; reviewing and learning from our experience; assisting our specialist teams with warrants to target those dealing drugs and working with the Safer Schools teams to deliver advice and support in schools on this issue.  We have dedicated operations running every month to target drug dealers and users as well as good links with local services supporting adults and young people who want support out of addiction.  We will also work with St Mungo’s to support the street homeless community who are also vulnerable to substance abuse and targeting by dealers. 

We engage in a multi-agency approach to enforcement of drug related offences but also take a positive approach to early intervention with juveniles to safeguard them and divert them away from offending.

 

County Lines continues to be a national problem and we work within the new definition to target local groups involved in the exploitation of vulnerable and young people through drugs and violence.  Please follow this link if you are concerned about any person you know who you fear may be involved in county lines - https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/safety-in-your-community/county-lines/

Action Date: 01/01/2022

Burglary

Issue Date: 01/10/2021

Being burgled can have a significant impact on your sense of safety by leaving you feeling vulnerable in your own home.

 

Tackling burglary can have a wider impact because individuals who commit burglaries are often responsible for other crimes in our neighbourhoods; or are stealing to fund their substance addictions. We can lessen the likelihood of becoming a victim by taking simple crime prevention measures at home. Poole NPT will continue to promote prevention through the Police and local partners and support the strategy to reduce offending through targeted patrols and action against priority offenders. NPT Officers identified a crime series involving burglary offences, then targeted a prolific offender who had committed many offences. The offender was arrested, charged and is currently in prison.

Action Date: 01/01/2022

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Inspector Daniel Cullen
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Poole Police Station
Joint Emergency Services Building
Wimborne Road
Poole
BH15 2BP

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Poole North

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Kerrie Burns PCSO 5439
Kerrie Burns PCSO 5439
Vicky Palmer PCSO 7462
Vicky Palmer PCSO 7462
Pete Raymond PCSO 5191
Pete Raymond PCSO 5191
Matt Hayhurst PCSO 5695
Matt Hayhurst PCSO 5695
Sam Holmes PCSO 5517
Sam Holmes PCSO 5517
Jack Dunford PC 2717
Jack Dunford PC 2717
Ellie Meteau PC 0361
Ellie Meteau PC 0361
Steve Simpson PC 2663
Steve Simpson PC 2663
Ben McSorley PC 1754
Ben McSorley PC 1754
David James PC 2978
David James PC 2978
Riona Hanley PC 2955
Riona Hanley PC 2955
What we do

Neighbourhood policing improves the quality of life within Dorset communities. Working together with partner agencies and problem-solving with local people and groups, we will target the policing issues that matter most in your area.

Get in touch with us today to raise any issues you have and to find out what priorities we are currently working on. This is your chance to influence the service that the police, and our partners, provide.

You can contact us via the Dorset Police website or social media, where we also promote upcoming meetings and events. We are based at: Poole Police Station.

In an emergency

The Neighbourhood Policing Team works with colleagues across Dorset Police, but does not respond to emergency calls. If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, always dial 999 immediately, so we can help you as quickly as possible.