Welcome to the Swanage 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 brining a diverse range of both emergency and non-emergency work. We are based within Swanage Town Hall and comprise of Sgt Barry Gosling, PC Simon Colvin, PCSO Chris Rosenberg, PCSO Iain Leslie and PCSO Karl Snooks.
Meet your local officers
PCSO Iain Leslie
PCSO Karl Snooks
Pc Simon Colvin
PS Barry Gosling
PCSO Chris Rosenberg
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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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.
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Neighbourhood Policing Team
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 Swanage Town Hall High Street Swanage BH19 2NZ.
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.