Purbeck North

Find your neighbourhood

Purbeck North is structured into two teams: Wareham Town & West and Wareham North & Upton, both led by Sergeant Barry Gosling.  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.  The team consists of PCSOs Darren Watts, Tom Llewellyn, Jake Williams and PC Claire Jephcott. 

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 PCSOs Phil Murray, Mike Gowans and PC Jon Stuart

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed May 2018):

1) Anti-Social Behaviour in Upton.

There has recently been an increase in ASB around the Upton area.  There will be additional patrols in Upton during key times, offenders will be dealt with robustly and parents will be spoken to.  Where appropriate partner agencies such as housing associations and social services will be brought in.  We are also looking into utilising the various protection and behavioural orders that are available to us.

We encourage residents to report any ASB that you witness as soon as possible.  Please note as much detail as possible, especially around descriptions of offenders.

2) Out buildings are being broken in to.

There have been a number of reports of sheds and garages being broken in to within the Upton area and power tools being stolen.

We are currently stepping up patrols in the affected areas, visiting victims offering crime prevention advice. Please help by reporting suspicious vehicles/people giving registration numbers and descriptions.

2) Vehicles are being broken in to in beauty spot car parks.

Police patrols are being directed to visit these car parks during the relevant times to try and identify offenders and bring them to justice.

3) There has been an increase in poaching across Purbeck,

This includes methods used by the offenders which cause harm and distress to the animals, Offenders also damage farm gateways, crops and hedges at a detrimental cost to the Rural and Farming community.

We will be increasing Police patrols in the areas concerned and working on identifying offenders and bringing them to justice. We will also identify the communities affected and work with them on improving their communication.


You said - we did

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

You said
There has been an upsurge in anti-social behaviour in the Upton area by local youths.
We did
Our team conducted additional patrols during prime times at key locations such as Upton Co-op, the triangle and recreational ground. Colleagues from across the force supported us. Parents were spoken to and partner services such as housing and social services were brought in where necessary. Protection and behavioural orders were also issued. We are pleased to report that our enhanced presence was well received by the general public. Street corner meetings held in the evenings, gave us the opportunity to speak to residents and provide reassurance. Local young people were spoken to who positively engaged with Police. The action has reported in a decline in reports of anti-social behaviour.

Get involved

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

Retrieving meeting schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Report to the local authority here.

Email: communitysafety@purbeck-dc.gov.uk

Tel: 01929 557396

We often receive complaints or concerns about cycling events which are happening in Purbeck. If your complaint is of a general nature, then please contact the event organiser. Dorset Police have no jurisdiction over these.

Complaints about vehicle obstruction and parking should be referred to Dorset County Council. https://www.dorsetforyou.com/travel-dorset/roads-and-driving/parking/on-street-parking

The Purbeck dog warden is responsible for handling and kennelling stray dogs, promoting responsible ownership and enforcing bye-laws. Dog fouling, stray and lost dogs can be reported to Purbeck District Council online. https://www.dorsetforyou.com/dog-warden/purbeck

Advice on dealing with noisy neighbours and noise complaints are the responsibility of the local authority. In Purbeck you can make a complaint online here. https://www.dorsetforyou.com/noise

Latest jobs

Sorry, there are no job vacancies currently available in this area

Your inspector

Inspector Andrew Keel
Inspector Andrew Keel

Your local station

Wareham Police Station Worgret Road Wareham BH20 4PW

Telephone: 101 for non-emergency calls. In an emergency please call 999.

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available or take a message.

Front counter opening hours
Please note that the Wareham Enquiry Office is CLOSED to the public. Please be assured that Police Officers will still be working in your area. If you wish to make a non-urgent enquiry, please either use the yellow telephone or dial 101 from any other telephone. For all emergency calls please call 999. Many thanks for your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience.

Print NPT Poster

Printable Neighbourhood Policing Team poster

For optimum printing results please refer to our
printing guidance page.

Purbeck North

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Mike Gowans PCSO 6087
Mike Gowans PCSO 6087
Roan Doyle PC 2808
Roan Doyle PC 2808
Claire Jephcott Sergeant 2358
Claire Jephcott Sergeant 2358
Darren Watts PCSO 5531
Darren Watts PCSO 5531
Jon Stuart PC 1813
Jon Stuart PC 1813
Tom Llewellyn PCSI 5793
Tom Llewellyn PCSI 5793
Jake Williams PCSO 5321
Jake Williams PCSO 5321
Phil Murray PCSI 6507
Phil Murray PCSI 6507
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 Worgret Road Wareham BH20 4PW.

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.

Provide feedback on this page