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.

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

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Local Priorities

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Issue Date: 01/03/2020

This was the main issue raised and there was a clear message from the community that the issues in the town centre have an impact on people across Poole.  This is notably youth related and involved the NPT working in partnership with the council, social care, housing, schools, health providers, youth workers and families.  Together we have worked hard on this issue and we have seen some real positive change with a reduction in ASB, a reduction in violence and a more cohesive community feel amongst the users and businesses now working together. But I acknowledge there is still work to do to continue this work and improve the area further.  Over the coming 3 months we will be affecting change to the areas structure and delivering CSAS (Community Support Accreditation Scheme Officers to the area) to work with the community and businesses.  We will continue to conduct high visibility patrols and we welcome new police officers to the team to assist and deliver this.  I am also mindful of our communities outside of the town centre who have raised concerns around ASB and we are ensuring we have force wide support for these areas through deployment of specialist officers from our operations team to assist. 

Action Date: 31/05/2020

Drug Dealing

Issue Date: 01/03/2020

Criminal exploitation is also known as 'county lines' and is when gangs and organised crime networks groom and exploit children and vulnerable people to sell drugs, or to take over their properties to use and sell drugs – known as ‘cuckooing’. Often the victims are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs.  This is an issue in which we have seen changes in Poole and we have done a lot of work with Poole Housing partnership to safeguard residents and tackle the issue.  The development of a BCP wide police team to focus on the vulnerability issues is a real benefit to Poole and we are supporting this team and their work.  More locally we are tackling the issues of cannabis and other drugs amongst young people and will continue to develop intelligence and tackle the dealers and exploiters.  If you are aware of anyone you know exhibiting any of these signs, please get in touch with us, the local authority or social care and share your concerns.

  1. Returning home late, staying out all night or going missing
  2. Being found in areas away from home
  3. Increasing drug use, or being found to have large amounts of drugs on them
  4. Being secretive about who they are talking to and where they are going
  5. Unexplained absences from school, college, training or work
  6. Unexplained money, phone(s), clothes or jewellery
  7. Increasingly disruptive or aggressive behaviour
  8. Using sexual, drug-related or violent language you wouldn’t expect them to know
  9. Coming home with injuries or looking particularly dishevelled
  10. Having hotel cards or keys to unknown places.

Action Date: 31/05/2020

Vandalism

Issue Date: 01/03/2020

This is often linked to matters of ASB and we do see frequent concerns around Car Wing Mirror being broken, graffiti on fences or public spaces and glass thrown around play parks.  Where we can we have engaged with schools and young people to try and reduce the incidents but sadly sporadic and single events are often difficult to predict and prevent.  We will carry out investigations and look for opportunities to ID offenders through schools, social media, CCTV and other means.  If you have damage in your area please report it; if it isn’t reported we don’t know about it and will be unable to monitor the issues in communities or assist.  If you have a camera – even in a doorbell – please check it if there are crimes in your area and let us know. 

Action Date: 31/05/2020

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Inspector Adrian Thompson
Inspector Adrian Thompson

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

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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
Amanda Grant PC 2888
Amanda Grant PC 2888
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.