EastCliff, Springbourne & Boscombe

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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.

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed November 2018):

1. Commerical Burglaries have increased over the summer:

We've received several reports of commercial burglaries over the summer across Bournemouth East. Below is some crime prevention advice for business owners.  Please call Dorset Police on 101 to report anyone acting suspiciously and any vehicles they may be using, noting a registration if possible.  This must be done at the time the incident is taking place to ensure immediate action

- ALARM: Choose an alarm from a professional alarm installer who is NSI or SSAIB registered. Contact your alarm company to review existing alarm systems.

- DOORS: Make sure locks on your doors are up to insurance standard. Fit bars on the internal side of the door so that in the event that glass is broken, entry cannot easily be gained. Install a five lever mortice deadlock to any fire doors (this must comply with fire regulations). 

- WINDOWS: Make sure you have locks on your windows and that they are locked at night. If possible, fit bars to the inside but first check that the windows are not designated fire escapes.

- CASH: Leave tills empty and open to deter any thieves looking through the window. Hide petty cash. Display a ‘No cash is left on the premises overnight’ sign.

 - SAFES: Fix safes firmly to a concrete floor or brick wall and hide it as much as possible. Enhance your alarm system in the area the safe is kept.

- SMOKE CLOAK/FOG BANDIT: Depending on your business type, consider installing either ‘Smoke Cloak’ or ‘Fog Bandit’ which aim to stop burglars in their tracks by filling the premises with a thick artificial fog. Both methods have the police 'Secured By Design' accreditation and need to be attached to your alarm system. The fog can also be deployed in the event of an armed robbery.

- CCTV: CCTV must be fitted correctly and have the right lighting or infrared facility. It must be monitored 24 hours a day. It is recommended that CCTV is fitted by an installer who is NSI or SSAIB registered.

2. Tackle ASB in Boscombe Precinct

Op Benchmark is a regular operation targeting offenders of ASB, high visibility patrols and reassuring members of public. The police enquiry box telephone is available to members of the public 24 hours a day to report ASB.

3. Tackle ASB in Knyveton Gardens and Holdenhurst Road

Op Segment is a regular operation targeting offenders of ASB through high visibility and plain clothes patrols, involving multi-agency partnership working.

4. 'County Lines' 

'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.

5. Tackle ASB in St Clements Church and Hamilton Road

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 at a property in Palmerston Road.
We did
Working closely with the local community and ASB Team we utilised powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 we obtained a Closure Order closing the property for 3 months. We would encourage residents with any intelligence around drug-related activity to get in touch by calling Dorset Police on 101 or if you prefer, you can report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
You said
Complaints from residents in Wharncliffe Road regarding drug dealing and ASB.
We did
warrant under The Misuse of Drugs Act at an address in the road which resulted in the tenants being evicted. We started a residents home watch group in the road and working closely with our partners organised an environmental clean-up of the road where graffiti was removed road markings were repainted.

Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Jon Wasey
Inspector Jon Wasey

Your local station

Boscombe Hub 501-507 Christchurch Road Bournemouth

Telephone: 101 for non-emergency calls. In an emergency, please call 999.

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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

Euan Douglas PC 2432
Euan Douglas PC 2432
Dave Buchanan PC 2810
Dave Buchanan PC 2810
Mel Rooney PC 2812
Mel Rooney PC 2812
Julia Finlayson PCSO 5374
Julia Finlayson PCSO 5374
Hannah Gryba PCSO 5513
Hannah Gryba PCSO 5513
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.

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