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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, PC Matthew Saunders, PCSO Beth Grew, PCSO Dave Hamilton, PCSO Sarah Hart and PCSO Mike Gowans.

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS

What do you think our priorities should be?

Let Us Know…

Complete the survey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PurbeckPoliceWebsite

As your local Neighbourhood Policing Team we are continuing to police toward our local priorities and targets, despite the current situation. We would normally be holding face to face engagements with our communities to help us build a better picture around what our local policing priorities should be. We are keen to continue harnessing your community concerns to achieve this. Therefore we have created this quick online survey to help us make an informed decision around our NPT local priorities. Please see the above link which will take directly to our, (very short) survey.


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

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Local Priorities

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

Issue Date: 17/09/2020

There are clear and identifiable locations where anti-social behaviour occurs, with a small number of persistent offenders. Although actions last winter saw a large drop in this, with some notable successes, we have seen some displacement.

Action Date: 01/03/2021

We will prevent ASB by using patrolling methods in combination with long-term prevention strategies. We will work with our partners to identify perpetrators and address their behaviour appropriately. We will consult with the communities affected, to ensure we are achieving this aim.

Preventing and detecting rural crime

Issue Date: 17/09/2020

Reports of rural crime, from farm thefts to poaching, as well as criminal damage and other illegal activity, are a priority for the Neighbourhood Policing Team. Recorded volumes are low compared with equivalent areas elsewhere, but can represent a considerable loss to a victim.

Action Date: 01/03/2021

We will gather intelligence, engaging with rural communities to ensure that we direct our resources appropriately. We will conduct enforcement and prevention operations, with the aim of protecting victims and reducing the effect rural crime has. We will consult with our communities to ensure we're achieving these aims.

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Your Inspector

Inspector James Offer 1921
Inspector James Offer 1921

Your local station

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.