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


3. Tackling ASB and begging in Southbourne.


4. Reduce ASB and drug misuse in Shelley Park and Woodland Walk. 


5. Theft from motor vehicles have increased over Southbourne and Iford area.

NPT will be conducting regular patrols utilising various tactics and encouraging members of public not to leave any valuables in vehicles and ensure vehicles are locked securely.  We will also be using Dorset Alert and Social media to inform our residents

You said - we did

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

You said
Significant ASB including drug taking in public by a male who was also constantly shoplifting in the area of Pokesdown and Southbourne.
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 an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction against the male which excludes him from entering the area of Southbourne and Pokesdown as one of his prohibitons. The injunction has a power of arrest attached and we would encourage members of public and business to continue reporting ASB and drug-related activity to Dorset Police.
You said
Rough sleepers causing ASB and drug misuse around Haviland Road.
We did
High viz patrols in the area working alongside our partners at St Mungo’s . Those involved in drug relates activity moved on from the area. 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.

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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.

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

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available or take a message.

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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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Southbourne, Pokesdown & Littledown

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Aaron Day PC 1892
Aaron Day PC 1892
Jayne Wilson PCSO 6721
Jayne Wilson PCSO 6721
Mark Phillpotts PC 2554
Mark Phillpotts PC 2554
Paul Mckenna APS 1799
Paul Mckenna APS 1799
Annette Long PCSO 6754
Annette Long PCSO 6754
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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