EastCliff, Springbourne & Boscombe

Find your neighbourhood

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.

Local priorities

- Disrupting ‘County Lines’ networks and criminal exploitation of vulnerable people

'County Lines' is a national issue which involves the exploitation of vulnerable persons; this can involve both young people and adults who require safeguarding. These vulnerable young people and adults are targeted by violent members of drug networks and gangs in order to move and sell drugs across the country or. Agencies have identified that there is growing evidence of city-based drug networks extending their drug dealing activity into new areas, many of which are coastal and market towns. The drug networks will often take over the home of a vulnerable person in order to use it as a base for drug dealing. This has a significant impact on the local community and increases the level of street dealing and ASB

- Tackle ASB in Boscombe Precinct

Op Benchmark is an operation targeting offenders of ASB through high visibility and plain clothes patrols, involving multi-agency partnership working

Tackle ASB and Drug Dealing in and around St Clements Church

We will be targeting offenders of ASB and drug dealing through high visibility and plain clothes patrols, involving multi-agency partnership working


You said - we did

This section is for us to share some of the daily work we do on your behalf.

You said
Drug dealing and ASB in Walpole Road and Hamilton Close
We did
Hi viz and plain clothes patrols in the area at key times resulting two address searches where a large quantity of suspected Class A Drugs was seized. Three males are assisting police with enquiries.
You said
Drug dealing and ASB in St Clements Road
We did
We continue patrol the area with both hi viz and plain clothes at the key times and target those involved in ASB and drug dealing.
You said
ASB, begging and drug dealing in Boscombe Precinct
We did
Day of action in Boscombe Precinct which included hi viz patrols. A number of stop searches conducted, two people were given dispersal notices, a drugs warrant executed and two people arrested.

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Speak with the team at one of the following local events.

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Your inspector

Inspector Richard Bader
Inspector Richard Bader

Your local station

Boscombe Hub 501-507 Christchurch Road Bournemouth

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Please note that the Boscombe Enquiry Office is CLOSED to the public. Please be assured that Police Officers will still be working in your area. If you wish to make a non-urgent enquiry, please either use the yellow telephone or dial 101 from any other telephone. For all emergency calls please call 999. Many thanks for your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience.

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EastCliff, Springbourne & Boscombe

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Chelsie Reilly PCSO 5111
Chelsie Reilly PCSO 5111
Dave Buchanan PC 2810
Dave Buchanan PC 2810
Julia Finlayson PCSO 5374
Julia Finlayson PCSO 5374
Euan Douglas PC 2432
Euan Douglas PC 2432
Lewis Gravett PCSO 5427
Lewis Gravett PCSO 5427
Mel Rooney PC 2812
Mel Rooney PC 2812
Paul Harding PC 2737
Paul Harding PC 2737
Luke Smith PC 2818
Luke Smith PC 2818
Ashley White PS 2228
Ashley White PS 2228
Andrew Jennings PC 2843
Andrew Jennings PC 2843
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: Boscombe Hub 501-507 Christchurch Road Bournemouth.

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.