Charminster & Queens Park

Find your neighbourhood

Dorset Police has a clear focus for our Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) resources based upon threat, risk, harm and vulnerability. The operational principles for neighbourhood policing have been developed after listening to the people we serve and having learned from the most distressing incidents elsewhere in the country.

These Operational Principles are:

  • Prioritisation of the needs of the victim - putting the "Victim First"
  • Targeted and flexible deployment of officers based upon threat, risk, harm and vulnerability
  • Informed and focused community engagement and meetings

Your Neighbourhood Policing Team officers will ensure that, as a top priority, they look after the people in your communities who are the victims of crime and anti-social behaviour. We are ensuring that they, the victims, are listened to, understood, kept informed, protected and safe alongside the wider community.

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed Oct 2017):

  • Begging on the High Street, which is having a major impact on the community.



  • Deal with the youths causing anti-social behaviour in the area.



  • Minimise drug related issues occurring in the Charminster area.


Resolved priorities and actions taken:

Begging on the High Street. The Charminster team have been moving people on although; we can only move them on if we are made aware that they are there. We conduct regular patrols in the area however we are not able to always be in the area. Therefore we urge you to call 101 so that we can attend.

Tackle offenders of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage. We have been executing patrols in and around the high street and areas which have experienced high levels of ASB issues. We have seen a drop in levels of ASB and criminal damage in the area.

Drug related issues. ‘Op Salmon’ is an operation running in Charminster which included an evening with a number of uniformed and plain clothed officers along with a passive drugs dog. This brought a good result. We are collecting intelligence and evidence regarding these issues and targeting the individuals involved. Stop searches are being carried out on a regular basis. We also have another targeted evening planned in the near future with other agencies.


Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Dave Kewley
Inspector Dave Kewley

Your local station

Winton Police Station 599 Wimborne Road Winton Bournemouth BH9 2AS

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 Winton 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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Charminster & Queens Park

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PS 2442 Mike Garrett
PS 2442 Mike Garrett
PCSO Josh Gale
PCSO Josh Gale
PC Ian Arnold
PC Ian Arnold
PC Lee Harrison
PC Lee Harrison
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: Winton Police Station 599 Wimborne Road Winton Bournemouth BH9 2AS.

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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