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Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Local Neighbourhood

Purbeck Section covers an area in excess of 200 square miles incorporating Wareham, Swanage, Upton, Bere Regis, Bovington, Wool, Briantspuddle, Affpuddle, Winfrith Newburgh, Lulworth, Lytchett Matravers, Lytchett Minster, Bloxworth, Morden, Sandford, Arne, Stoborough, Studland and Kimmeridge.

An area of outstanding natural beauty, we are responsible for the policing of the Purbeck Peninsula and World Heritage coastline as well as Brownsea Island and the many popular holiday destinations in this largely rural area.

Each area has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Team working directly to combat the issues raised with us by members of the community. Please use the link below to find out who your local officers are and make contact with them and get involved in dealing with the issues that effect you and your family - where you live, work and visit. Purbeck Section works closely with our partners in Purbeck District Council and their Crime and Disorder lead Karen Jaggs. We also work with other agencies such as the coastguard, Dorset Fire and Rescue and Youth Services. Community policing is, and will remain, our top priority.

Of course we are committed to reducing crime and bringing those that are responsible for crimes and anti-social behaviour to account. We have had some real successes over the last year and have seen a significant reduction in crimes and an increase in the detection of offenders. There is always more to do and we look forward to continuing to build on these successes.

Please feel free to contact me at Wareham Police Station.

Inspector Tracey Baker

Purbeck Neighbourhood Inspector

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Map of the Swanage Rural 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 Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

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

Settlements located within Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Acton Village Dorset
Corfe Castle Village Dorset
Harman's Cross Village Dorset
Kingston Village Dorset
Langton Matravers Village Dorset
Studland Village Dorset
Worth Matravers Village Dorset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Corfe CastlevillageDorsetOn or near Halves Cottages5
Langton MatraversvillageDorsetOn or near The Hyde2
Langton MatraversvillageDorsetOn or near Lower Steppes1

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Langton MatraversvillageDorsetOn or near Garfield Lane2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Langton MatraversvillageDorsetOn or near Lower Steppes1
Harman's CrossvillageDorsetOn or near Flower Meadow Lane1

Neighbourhood Events for Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=859 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 Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Dave Cox 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.

Iain Leslie 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.

Chris Rosenberg 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.

Kyle Hickman 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.

Jane Mooney 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.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

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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 Swanage Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Beach Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Bushey Lane Anti-social behaviour
Colletts Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Halves Cottages Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Halves Cottages Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Halves Cottages Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Halves Cottages Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Halves Cottages Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Lower Steppes Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Parking Area Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Parking Area Vehicle crime Under investigation
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Parking Area Other theft Under investigation
Petrol Station Other theft Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Vehicle crime Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Springwell Close Anti-social behaviour
The Hyde Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
The Hyde Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
The Lane Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
The Lane Public order Under investigation
The Square Other crime Under investigation
Watery Lane Criminal damage and arson Under investigation