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Poole is a town with a mix of tourism and industry. It has the largest natural harbour in Europe. Brownsea Island is one of the few sites where red squirrels survive. The beaches have won nineteen Blue Flag awards and two Premier Seaside Awards. Its heathland is a site of special scientific interest.

The town is home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Poole Pirates Speedway team, and Sunseeker the luxury motor yacht constructor. The Merck Group – the world's leading manufacturer of liquid crystals found in computers, watches and TV sets, has a centre for excellence in Poole. The RNLI also has its national headquarters in Poole and operates a fleet of lifeboats from there.

With the introduction of Safer Neighbourhood Teams they provide a regular and highly visible on-street presence, tackling issues of concern to the communities they serve.

Crime levels within Poole South have decreased over the past three years – from 7420 offences in the year ending March 2005 to 6613 offences in the year ending March 2008, a fall of around 10.8 per cent. This represents 807 fewer victims of crime than there were three years ago.

The average yearly detection rate for all crime during the same period was 24 per cent.

The police at Poole South are committed to reducing crime and the opportunity for crime as well as reducing anti-social behaviour. The policing takes place on many fronts: community policing, response, operations, partnership and investigations.

Inspector Steve Horton

Poole South Neighbourhood Inspector

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Map of the Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Dorset Police.

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Towns and Villages within the Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

The Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team is policed by the Dorset Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Poole Town Dorset
Upton Village Dorset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
PooletownDorsetOn or near Freshwater Drive6
PooletownDorsetOn or near Coles Gardens4
PooletownDorsetOn or near Peverell Road3
PooletownDorsetOn or near Goathorn Close3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
PooletownDorsetOn or near Junction Road4
PooletownDorsetOn or near Fitzworth Avenue4
PooletownDorsetOn or near Maryland Road4
PooletownDorsetOn or near Shipstal Close4

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
PooletownDorsetOn or near Fitzworth Avenue8
PooletownDorsetOn or near Shipstal Close7
PooletownDorsetOn or near Middlebere Crescent5
PooletownDorsetOn or near Blandford Close5
PooletownDorsetOn or near Foreland Road4

Neighbourhood Events for Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team

TitleDescriptionDates
Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=832 for full information on forthcoming events we will be attending

Start: 31/01/2014 00:00

End: 01/01/2020 00:00

Police Officer Information for Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Steve Newitt PS

My role is Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant. I manage a team of PCs, PCSOs, special constables and volunteers in tackling issues that have an impact on the community as a whole. A typical day for me involves the looking after, directing and guiding those individuals I have in my charge.

It is important that I am aware of any incidents that occur on my patch, so that I can brief my team on what might be expected of them.

Ian Schofield PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Jim Davies PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Katie Harvey PC

My role is Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant. I manage a team of PCs, PCSOs, special constables and volunteers in tackling issues that have an impact on the community as a whole. A typical day for me involves the looking after, directing and guiding those individuals I have in my charge.

It is important that I am aware of any incidents that occur on my patch, so that I can brief my team on what might be expected of them.

Phil Cowlishaw PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Ben Aldous PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Leanne Steedman PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team

IssueActionDates

Dorset is one of the safest counties in the UK in which to live. Dorset Police is one of the highest performing Police Services in the United Kingdom. We are totally committed to working to make our county an even safer and better place in which to live, but we can't do it on our own. Throughout history policing has been most effective when the community and the police work together, helping each other to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

We have set our operational priorities which have been based on today's risks and from our communities have told us are areas of concern. Each year these priorities are reviewed and throughout the year leaders work to ensure the force is focussed on them.

This year's operational priorities are to:

•Reduce serious violent crime.

•Reduce the crimes most affecting local communities.

•Protect vulnerable people and communities.

•Tackle serious and organised criminals.

•Counter terrorism and domestic extremism.

•Reduce road casualties.

•Bring offenders to justice.

•Secure the trust and confidence of people in Dorset in their Police Force and the wider criminal justice system.

•Be prepared for major incidents and events

Each Safer Neighbourhood Team will have their own local priority which are set by the community and regularly updated. Your local priorities can be found by visiting our web site at www.dorset.police.uk and entering your postcode into the "My Area" section.

Issue dated: 16/09/2009

Action dated: 16/09/2009

Street Crime Within Hamworthy Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Aldis Gardens Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Allens Lane Other theft Under investigation
Beccles Close Anti-social behaviour
Blandford Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Branksea Close Other theft Under investigation
Coles Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Coles Gardens Public order Under investigation
Coles Gardens Theft from the person Unable to prosecute suspect
Coles Gardens Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Fitzworth Avenue Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Foreland Road Anti-social behaviour
Foreland Road Anti-social behaviour
Freshwater Drive Bicycle theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Freshwater Drive Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Freshwater Drive Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Freshwater Drive Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Freshwater Drive Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Freshwater Drive Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Goathorn Close Anti-social behaviour
Goathorn Close Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Goathorn Close Public order Under investigation
Hamilton Crescent Burglary Under investigation
Hamilton Crescent Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hercules Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hercules Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hewitt Road Anti-social behaviour
Hinchliffe Close Violence and sexual offences Offender given conditional discharge
Inglesham Way Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Ivor Road Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Junction Road Vehicle crime Under investigation
Keysworth Road Anti-social behaviour
Keysworth Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Lulworth Avenue Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Lulworth Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Lulworth Crescent Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Lulworth Crescent Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Manton Road Anti-social behaviour
Moorings Close Burglary Under investigation
Moorings Close Burglary Under investigation
Napier Road Anti-social behaviour
Napier Road Public order Under investigation
Napier Road Shoplifting Under investigation
Norton Way Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Parking Area Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Parking Area Other theft Under investigation
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Peverell Road Anti-social behaviour
Peverell Road Anti-social behaviour
Peverell Road Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Redhorn Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Redhorn Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Salerno Place Anti-social behaviour
Shapwick Road Anti-social behaviour
Shapwick Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Shipstal Close Bicycle theft Under investigation
Solomon Way Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Solomon Way Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Sports/Recreation Area Anti-social behaviour
Sports/Recreation Area Anti-social behaviour
Sports/Recreation Area Anti-social behaviour
Sports/Recreation Area Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Public order Awaiting court outcome
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Station Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Station Road Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Stone Close Theft from the person Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Symes Road Vehicle crime Under investigation
Turlin Road Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified