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Who is responsible for tackling anti-social behaviour in Poole?

A number of organisations have a responsibility for tackling anti-social behaviour and were primarily brought together by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 into a Community Safety Partnership which in Poole is called the Safer Poole Partnership. The main partners who work daily to tackle anti-social behaviour and support victims are the Borough of Poole, Dorset Police, Poole Housing Partnership, housing associations and Youth Offending Service.  No one organisation can tackle anti-social behaviour on its own, we must work together in a coordinated approach, share information and ensure timely action is taken to support and protect vulnerable victims and bring offenders to justice.
The council’s Safer Communities Team has Anti-Social Behaviour Officers who are responsible for investigating complaints of anti-social behaviour referred to them by residents, businesses, visitors and our partners.  The Anti-Social Behaviour Officers work in particular geographic areas of Poole so they can build relationships with their communities and Dorset Police’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams.  The team also has a Victim Support Officer who offers emotional and practical support to vulnerable, repeat and high risk victims of anti-social behaviour after a referral from practitioners.

The Safer Communities Team

The Safer Communities Team’s purpose is - “Working with communities and partners to create safer and stronger communities for all”
To contact the Anti-Social Behaviour Officer for your area refer to the list below for the direct telephone number or email community.safety@poole.gov.uk
Bearwood, Merley, Canford Heath, Creekmoor and Waterloo – 01202 633408
Alderney, Rossmore, Bourne Estate, Branksome and Newtown – 01202 633483
Poole Town, Oakdale, Sterte, Parkstone, Penn Hill, Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks – 01202 633413
Hamworthy and Turlin Moor – 01202 633408

Contact us

Email
community.safety@poole.g
ov.uk

Tel
01202 633438

Text Relay
18001 01202 633516

Address
Housing and Community Services
Civic Centre Poole
BH15 2RU