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Bournemouth East - East

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Southbourne, Pokesdown and Littledown form the Policing area between Boscombe and Christchurch. They are relaxed multi-cultural residential areas, but still retain a bustling locality for tourists with some unique and individual shops and high street chains. The primary attraction is the areas sandy Blue Flag beaches, which provides a quieter retreat from the more crowded beach along the coast at Bournemouth.

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS

What do you think our priorities should be?

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As your local Neighbourhood Policing Team we are continuing to police toward our local priorities and targets, despite the current situation. We would normally be holding face to face engagements with our communities to help us build a better picture around what our local community priorities should be. We are keen to continue harnessing your community concerns to achieve this. Therefore we have created this quick online survey to help us make an inform decision around our NPT local priorities. Please see the attached link which will take directly to our, (very quick) survey. 


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Local Priorities

Drug dealing and County Lines

Issue Date: 23/04/2021

In the most recent public survey, over 70% of respondents believed drug dealing to be an issue, combined with over 20% of people who prioritised County Lines networks operating in the area. Taken together, this represents a very significant response indicating real public concern around the impact of drug dealing and networks, and the harm they cause to our communities. Your Neighbourhood Policing Team will work on engaging with the public, seeking and collating community intelligence around the problem, undertaking proactive operations targeting key offenders, particularly those exploiting vulnerable people, and seeking to enforce the law through Misuse of Drugs Act Warrants and intelligence led stop searches where grounds exist. We will also do what we can, working with partner agencies, to support those exploited by criminal gangs and seek to divert young people away from crime.

Action Date: 01/10/2021

** UPDATE - 01/07/2021 **

We have highlighted several addresses across our Ward area where there is suspected dealing with possible links to County lines. Using this information welfare checks have been conducted and further information gathered.

This has led to:

  • Safeguarding of vulnerable victims that are being abused and cuckooed.
  • The disruption of the supply chain to users
  • The arrest of individuals for drug supply related offences

Officers also continue to carry out patrols in both high vis and plain clothes based on the information that comes through you. Please continue to report any suspicious activity through 101 and our online form. You, as always, are our best guides to the problems within your community.

Youth Related Exploitation, ASB, Violence & Drugs Misuse – Kings Park

Issue Date: 23/04/2021

This area is still a top priority for Bournemouth East NPT, will be focusing on ASB by providing 'hot spot' policing regularly in the area.

In the most recent public survey, over 50% of respondents believed ASB to be an issue. We are aware that ASB adversely affects people who live within our communities, working in collaboration with our partners we will explore possible solutions. Your Neighbourhood Policing Teams welcome any information or support from the public and local community.  Please continue to report incidents to us online, on 101 or 999 in an emergency. 

Action Date: 01/10/2021

** UPDATE - 01/07/2021 **

We have been carrying out targeted patrols based on the information and intelligence that has come from our best source – YOU!

These actions have included:

  • A dedicated Police Officer to manage the area and direct patrols.
  • An increase in both High Vis and Covert patrols in the area by PCSOs and PCs.
  • The use of Dog Units at priority times to disperse and discourage anti-social behaviours.
  • Increased stop checks of people and vehicles acting suspiciously – this has led to two arrests for drug supply related offences on the roads surrounding the park.

With the noticeable reduction of reported incidents and the migration of those responsible for the behaviour towards Bournemouth for the Summer months we are working alongside Bournemouth South, North NPT and the local authority on Op Fireglow. This work is aimed at a reduction of similar behaviours in Bournemouth Gardens and the Seafront running now until September 2021.

 

Burglaries

Issue Date: 23/04/2021

Being burgled can have a significant impact on your sense of safety by leaving you feeling vulnerable in your own home. Just under 50% of respondents to the Neighbourhood Policing Priority Survey felt that burglary should be a priority. Tackling burglary can have a wider impact because individuals who commit burglaries are often responsible for other crimes in our neighbourhoods. We can lessen the likelihood of becoming a victim by taking simple crime prevention measures at home. Boscombe NPT will continue to promote prevention through the police and local partners and support the strategy to reduce offending through targeted patrols and action against priority offenders. 

Action Date: 01/07/2021

** UPDATE - 01/07/2021 **

As the neighbourhood team we do not carry the initial burglary investigation as they are managed by a specialist Priority Crime Team.

Our focus has been:

  • Follow up visits with repeat victims or those deemed vulnerable.
  • Providing advice on target hardening- this can include advice on CCTV and changing locks alongside our Dorset Police Bobby Van. 
  • Patrols based on the reports of burglaries within our Ward areas.

In the current climate we have found less need for these visits, in the last 7 days there have been only two burglary reports added to the Police system for our Ward areas. This is mainly due to people being at home for work, no foreign holidays and less socialising during the evenings. However please be mindful of your homes security when popping out or even using the rear garden and continue to report any suspicious behaviour through our website or using 101.

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Inspector Helen Deakin 0155
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Your local station

Bournemouth Central Police Station
Madeira Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1QL

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Bournemouth East - East

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Paul Squires PS 2867
Paul Squires PS 2867
Annette Long PCSO 6754
Annette Long PCSO 6754
Jayne Wilson PCSO 6721
Jayne Wilson PCSO 6721
Sam Hoskins PCSO 5343
Sam Hoskins PCSO 5343
Amber Perry PCSO 5371
Amber Perry PCSO 5371
Aaron Dey PC 1892
Aaron Dey PC 1892
Paul McKenna PC 1799
Paul McKenna PC 1799
Adam Lillywhite PC 2929
Adam Lillywhite PC 2929
What we do

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: Bournemouth Central Police Station.

In an emergency

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.