Purbeck North

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Purbeck North is structured into two teams: Wareham Town & West and Wareham North & Upton, both led by Sergeant Paul Upshall.  Purbeck is an area of outstanding natural beauty and we are very fortunate to work in such a fantastic location.       

Wareham Town & West covers a large section of rural West Purbeck in addition to the Wareham Town area.    

Wareham North & Upton covers Sandford, Holton Heath, Organford, Lytchett Minster, Lytchett Matravers, Upton, Morden, Bloxworth, Bere Regis, and Hyde. This is a mixture of rural villages and towns edging on to the greater conurbation area of Poole, also encompassing Wareham forest.  The team consists of PC Harriet Doust, PCSO Beth Grew, PCSO Dave Hamilton, PCSO Sarah Hart and PCSO Mike Gowans.


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Local Priorities

Tackling specific anti-social behaviour issues in Upton

Issue Date: 01/01/2020

There has been some youth ASB recorded in Upton, which has caused some local concerns. The levels are still relatively low.

Action Date: 01/02/2020

We have made inroads into identifying the main perpetrators and are working with local businesses and our partners to decrease the attractiveness of the area for those intent on being anti-social. We conduct regular patrols at ASB hot-spots, have access to good community intelligence and have conducted local events to understand the full scope of the issue. We are working together with the local community and other agencies to tackle this issue.

Working with partner agencies to divert unnecessary demand from some individuals

Issue Date: 01/01/2020

The force has experienced some disproportionate demand from some callers in the Purbeck area which prevents them from dealing with more important matters. The reasons for this are not simply malicious, and have proved a challenge to prevent.

Action Date: 01/02/2020

We have been exploring a wide variety of options to reduce the demand these individuals are causing us and partner agencies, and been looking at innovative ways to solve the problems. Some enforcement action is appropriate, and is reducing calls, however other issue have not been so easy to solve and we're working with partners to do this.

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Inspector James Offer 1921
Inspector James Offer 1921

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Wareham Police Station
Worgret Road
Wareham
BH20 4PW

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Purbeck North

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Paul Upshall PS 2190
Paul Upshall PS 2190
Mike Gowans PCSO 6087
Mike Gowans PCSO 6087
Beth Grew PCSO 7120
Beth Grew PCSO 7120
Dave Hamilton PCSO 7122
Dave Hamilton PCSO 7122
Sarah Hart PCSO 5301
Sarah Hart PCSO 5301
Harriet Doust PC 0314
Harriet Doust PC 0314
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: Wareham 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.