Poole South

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Poole is a town with a mix of tourism and industry. It has the largest natural harbour in Europe, Brownsea Island is one of the few sites where red squirrels survive, the beaches have won nineteen Blue Flag awards and two Premier Seaside Awards and its heathland is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The town is home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Poole Pirates Speedway team and Sunseeker, the luxury motor yacht constructor. The Merck Group, the world's leading manufacturer of liquid crystals found in computers, watches and TV sets, has a centre for excellence in Poole. The RNLI also has its national headquarters in Poole and operates a fleet of lifeboats from there.

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.

Get involved

Speak with the team at one of the following local events.

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Local Priorities

Anti-Social Behaviour

Issue Date: 27/01/2020

ASB is not stereotyped to kids on bikes on pavements, graffiti or noise but has some serious links to organised crime for some young people and is affecting residents, traders and the vulnerable at these locations.  We also have an on-going focus across Poole on Criminal Exploitation which includes Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Exploitation (which is the carrying of drugs and weapons) and County Lines Drug Dealing including exploiting the home address of vulnerable people known as 'cuckooing'.

Action Date: 28/02/2020

In response to calls and concerns raised by the community around ASB we have a targeted Operation set to run all year focusing on the issues. The area has now seen a 40% reduction in recorded ASB but we still have work to do and we will continue to target those who cause ASB or threaten/intimidate vulnerable members of our community or visitors.

We are working closely with the council ASB Team to tackle the issues and use powers under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and policing Act 2014 to target the area and reduce instance of ASB.

We have secured funding for a Pop Up Youth Club which will deploy around the area to encourage groups to gather away from this site and this allows us to engage and educate the group on their responsibilities to the community and as well as allowing us to identify any risk they may be putting themselves in.. This is an exciting project and we will support and work closely with the youth workers and young people.

Street Drinking

Issue Date: 27/01/2020

Street drinking, begging and vagrancy leading to an increase in criminal activities affecting local businesses and residents.

Action Date: 28/02/2020

We support the Boroughs Public Spaces protection Order (PSPO) which aims to tackle issues of street drinking and begging as well as supporting those in need back into accommodation.

We have supported the council in issuing penalty notices for breaches of the order and we have seen some of the rough sleepers now accommodated in supported accommodation which has made a big difference to the High Street.

We continue to Support the Borough and the PSPO.


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Your Inspector

Inspector Adrian Thompson
Inspector Adrian Thompson

Your local station

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

Telephone: 101 for non-emergency calls. In an emergency, please call 999.

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available or take a message.

Front counter opening hours

Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday

Closed Please note on certain dates we will need to reduce access to services.

These will be listed below:


  • 03032020 0800-1630


MARCH 2020:


APRIL 2020:



Normal policing patrols will continue to be provided and alternative contact can be made using the online reporting services on our website, or enquiries via 101. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Poole South

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Steve Donaldson PS 2288
Steve Donaldson PS 2288
Sam Cox PCSO 6201
Sam Cox PCSO 6201
Jim Davies PCSO 5364
Jim Davies PCSO 5364
Scott Kishere PCSO 8152
Scott Kishere PCSO 8152
Adam Brooks PC 2259
Adam Brooks PC 2259
Chris Lee PC 2817
Chris Lee PC 2817
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.