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 Jon Stuart and PCSO Mike Gowans.
Meet your local officers
Sarah Hart PCSO 5301
Mike Gowans PCSO 6087
Jon Stuart PC 1813
Paul Upshall PS 2190
Frequently Asked Questions
Report to the local authority here.
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
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