Poole Town & Oakdale
The Poole Town area consists of a highly populated town centre area with numerous commercial properties at its core. The Dolphin Shopping Centre is Poole's main retail area, and the largest indoor shopping centre in Dorset, the centre itself provides 110 stores and two large multi-storey car parks . A pedestrianised high street containing shops, bars, public houses and restaurants connects the Dolphin Centre with the historic Old Town area and Poole Quay, a renowned visitor attraction with an active and diverse night time economy.
Tourism is key component to Poole's economy. Poole Quay, Poole Pottery and the beaches are some of the main attractions for visitors. Tourist accommodation consists of hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast rooms located around the town that cater for the often transient population throughout the summer.
***Please note that we hold our face to face meetings at Oakdale Library, Wimborne Rd, Poole, Poole BH15 3EF, on the first Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. All dates below will be updates shortly to reflect this. Thank you***
Friday 17th November will be the last day in Poole Town for our fantastic PCSO Ash JACOBS. He will be shortly starting his basic police training as a PC and we wish him well. He is a regular site in the town and bus station and I am sure many of you will miss seeing him around.
You will still have PCSO Rob Trott in the town supported by the other members of the Poole South Team.
Meet your local officers
PS 1451 Jane Moore
PC Chris Lee
PCSO Paul Bosley
PC Dave Mearing
PCSO Ash Jacobs
PCSO Rob Trott
Frequently Asked Questions
- ASB Poole Bus Station
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. 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. This will include direct action against individuals as well as geographic action to improve the area.
We have also worked very closely with the Dolphin Centre who are very supportive of our actions in the area.
- ASB and vagrancy Sterte area
Concerns raised by residents of the recent rise in the number of rough sleepers in the bushes and the evidence of substance misuse. We have regular patrols of the area in place with PCSO Paul BOSLEY and PC Dave MEARING. We have liaised with the local authority to consider a seasonal cutback of the bushes to reduce the opportunity for groups to gather. Both Housing Associations are supportive of action and their commitment to the new park is appreciated.
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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.
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.