Purbeck South

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Welcome to the Purbeck South Neighbourhood Policing Team.  We are at the peninsula end of the Isle of Purbeck, the gateway to the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast.  We cover a large area from Corfe Castle, Studland, Swanage, Langton Matravers and all the villages and hamlets in between. Policing is varied across our section, with seasonal fluctuations in population bringing a diverse range of both emergency and non-emergency work.

We are based within Swanage Town Hall and comprise of Sergeant Paul Upshall, PC Simon Colvin, PCSO Chris Rosenberg, PCSO Tara Ferrari and PCSO Karl Snooks.


Get involved

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

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Local Priorities

Drug-related vulnerability

Issue Date: 01/01/2020

We have received, and continue to receive information regarding the misuse of controlled drugs and the effect this is having on vulnerable groups in the Swanage area.

Action Date: 01/02/2020

We will seek to gather a fuller intelligence picture, disrupt drugs supply and use, and make Swanage a hostile environment for those who would seek to exploit vulnerable people. We will work with our partner agencies and colleagues to safeguard those at risk from the effects of this.

Preventing anti-social behaviour

Issue Date: 01/01/2020

There are limited hot-spot areas where we receive reports of anti-social behaviour.

Action Date: 01/02/2020

We will seek to disrupt ASB by regular foot and vehicle patrols in hot-spot areas. We will identify key perpetrators and focus our efforts on them, whilst aiming to divert others. We'll do this with the help and co-operation of the communities of Purbeck, our colleagues and partners.

Preventing and detecting rural crime

Issue Date: 01/01/2020

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: 01/02/2020

We have supported forcewide rural crime prevention and enforcement operations, and officers have volunteered to change shifts to do so. We offer crime prevention advice and will proactively target vulnerable sites. We will liaise closely with the Rural Crime Team to keep our rural community safe.

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Your Inspector

Inspector James Offer 1921
Inspector James Offer 1921

Your local station

Swanage Pathway - Annex
Swanage Town Hall
High Street
Swanage
BH19 2NZ

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Purbeck South

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Paul Upshall PS 2190
Paul Upshall PS 2190
Tara Ferrari PCSO 5393
Tara Ferrari PCSO 5393
Chris Rosenberg PCSO 5485
Chris Rosenberg PCSO 5485
Karl Snooks PCSO 6094
Karl Snooks PCSO 6094
Simon Colvin PC 2159
Simon Colvin PC 2159
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: Swanage Pathway - Annex.

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.