Find your neighbourhood

Welcome to the Hamworthy Neighbourhood Policing Team web page. The Team are committed to reducing crime and the fear of crime in Hamworthy and look to pro-actively target offenders who commit crime that greatly affects the community.

Hamworthy has a diverse community residing in a community of Poole which features sandy beaches, heathland areas and parks, sections of affluent and council owned residential areas, industrial estates and a wide selection of commercial premises. The area also accommodates the Rockley Park caravan and leisure park which often plays host to a largely transient tourist community; especially throughout the summer months.

Incidents reported within the area can include a wide range of crimes varying in complexity and ASB. The Hamworthy Neighbourhood Policing Team strive to work with the community to achieve its strategic aim and to protect the community.


Local priorities

Updated August 2019


Current Priorities:

Anti Social Behaviour Turlin Moor.  There is a resurgence of ASb on the Turlin Moor rec, around the school sites and nursery; as well as some general ASB at the shops and local area.  The NPT officers will focus on the reduction of ASB and will liaise with partners within the local authority to encourage the deployment of resources such as the Pop Up Youth Club to the area to try and engage local kids.  Anti Social behaviour is an issue for Poole as a whole which affects all communities and we are working to reduce the impact and increase opportunities and facilities for young people. 

Drug Dealing and Cuckooing Blandford Road - Drugs is an issue which has affected communities across Poole and we are seeing an increase in County Lines Drug Dealing and Criminal Exploitation.  This can often involves the exploitation of vulnerable people and children where gangs will coerce people to carry drugs for them or invade their homes and deal drugs from them.  We have put a lot of effort into safeguarding those at risk of exploitation by drug gangs so we don’t have a problem on the scale of other areas and have a dedicated officer whose focus is to work with the NPTs and communities to ensure we are actively targeting vulnerable addresses, seeking warrants and ensuring the safety of our communities.  

Seasonal Crime.  We know from previous years that we have an ASB and fire risk on our Urban Heaths through the Summer months which we manage with Operation Heathland;  this has been a highly successful operation year on year and we have seen a great reduction I the volume of heath related ASB but this does not mean we can relax.  Key areas of risk within Hamworthy are Ham Common and the grasses which run along the Lake Pier beach.   Last year we saw a rise in Beach Hut breaks and marine crime in the summer so we are working to put officers on patrol with the harbour masters and have a Marine Crime Unit being formed to focus on this area of crime.  There is also a potential for a rise in anti-social use of motor vehicles who gather in car parks or ride through footpaths and grass areas which we will tackle and will look to seize any vehicles acting in such a manner. 

To do this we need your help; if you have any information on any of the priorities for Poole please get in touch with Dorset Police via 101; through the ‘Do It Online’ link from the force website and pass your information to the NPT.  The more we know about; the more we can do.  Let’s work together to make Poole safer.

Insp Adrian THOMPSON


You said - we did

This section is for us to share some of the daily work we do on your behalf.

You said
Updated August 2019* You are having regular issues with Anti-Social behaviour throughout Poole.
We did
Updated August 2019* We have started a new scheme run by BCP Youth Services called the Pop-Up Bus. The small bus will be parked at 5 different locations, on a rotation, on Fridays during the summer. The first one was at Verity Park on Friday 28th June. On the bus will be Youth Services, Poole NPT, Safer Schools Communities Team and the ASB team. The aim is to encourage young people in the area to come and get involved in some activities and hopefully prevent them from getting bored and potentially causing ASB. We have also instigated a 100 day plan to focus on the issues of ASb in hamworthy and PC Ben McSorley and PCSO Jim Davies will be patrolling key areas and working with the local authority to increase youth facilities in the area.

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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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Jim Davies PCSO 5364
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Ben McSorley PC 1754
Ben McSorley PC 1754
Steve Donaldson PS 2288
Steve Donaldson PS 2288
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 Joint Emergency Services Building Wimborne Road Poole BH15 2BP.

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.