Southbourne, Pokesdown & Littledown

Find your neighbourhood

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.

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed April 2019)

1.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.

2.Tackling ASB and begging in Southbourne

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

3. Reduce the amount of anti-social behaviour in Kings Park, Boscombe

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 Kings Park
We did
High viz and plain clothes patrols in the area at key times resulting in a number of people assisting police with enquiries and a large quantity of suspected Class A Drugs seized.
You said
Aggressive begging and ASB Southbourne High Street
We did
Working closely with the local community and ASB Team we utilised powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 and issued 2 community protection warning notices to two repeat offenders, one with an aggressive dog.
You said
ASB at the Beaufort Community Centre and Fisherman’s Walk
We did
Working closely with the local community and ASB Team we utilised powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 and issued a number of Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC’s) to repeat offenders.

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Your inspector

Inspector Jon Wasey
Inspector Jon Wasey

Your local station

Boscombe Police Hub, 501-507 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH1 4AE.

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Southbourne, Pokesdown & Littledown

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Mark Phillpotts PC 2554
Mark Phillpotts PC 2554
Aaron Day PC 1892
Aaron Day PC 1892
Annette Long PCSO 6754
Annette Long PCSO 6754
Jayne Wilson PCSO 6721
Jayne Wilson PCSO 6721
Paul Mckenna PC 1799
Paul Mckenna PC 1799
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 Police Hub, 501-507 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH1 4AE..

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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