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Bournemouth East - West

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The Eastcliff & Springbourne section is made up of a large residential population along with a thriving tourist and business trade, due to the close proximity of the beach and transport links. The problems associated with policing both a business and residential community are complicated and the team work closely with partner agencies to reduce and prevent crime.

Boscombe has a popular shopping precinct which includes a local market and a historical shopping arcade within walking distance from Boscombe Pier and beach. Our iconic Police Enquiry Box is in the centre of this regenerating community, enabling local residents and traders to engage with their local officers. Surrounding the precinct is a large residential community. This provides a diverse range of challenges which the team continuously strive to tackle.

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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

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: 01/10/2021

** 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.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB)

Issue Date: 23/04/2021

Bournemouth East NPT will be focusing on ASB by providing 'hot spot' policing regularly in the following areas specifically

- Ashley Road / Kings Park

- Holdenhurst Road/Spring Road/Curzon Road

- Southcote Road/Knyveton Gardens

- Boscombe Precinct

We will be regularly patrolling these areas every day and ask that if you have any information on specific times / days ASB is happening please contact us through the website on the 'Do It Online' page.

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.

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.

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Bournemouth Central Police Station
Madeira Road
Bournemouth
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BH1 1QL

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Bournemouth East - West

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Ashley White PS 2228
Ashley White PS 2228
Lewis Gravett PCSO 5427
Lewis Gravett PCSO 5427
Julia Finlayson PCSO 5374
Julia Finlayson PCSO 5374
Lewis Coles PCSO 5700
Lewis Coles PCSO 5700
Kate Ementon PCSO 5698
Kate Ementon PCSO 5698
Dave Buchanan PC 2810
Dave Buchanan PC 2810
Euan Douglas PC 2432
Euan Douglas PC 2432
Mel Rooney PC 2812
Mel Rooney PC 2812
Alice Fay PC 0362
Alice Fay PC 0362
Andrew Jennings PC 2843
Andrew Jennings PC 2843
Ashley Jacobs PC 0225
Ashley Jacobs PC 0225
Dan Gadsden PC 2622
Dan Gadsden PC 2622
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.