Kinson South

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 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 July 2017):

1. Protecting vulnerable adults from 'Cuckooing'

Cuckooing is a type of crime where criminals, usually drug dealers, befriend a vulnerable person living on their own. They then take over their home   to deal drugs or engage in other criminal activities. Generally, the victim of cuckooing is vulnerable due to learning difficulties, mental health needs, disability or even drug use.

It is not uncommon for the vulnerable adult to become homeless as a result.

If you have any concerns for someone in your area, please contact Dorset Police.

2. Dealing with anti-social behaviour across the NPT area and targeting drug use at specified locations given by residents.

3. Assisting our partners with anti-social behaviour around the West Howe area.

 Resolved priorities and actions taken:

Will be updated when current priorities are resolved.





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. If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, please dial 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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Kinson South

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO Andy Downs
PCSO Andy Downs
PCSO Olivia Parkins
PCSO Olivia Parkins
PS 2442 Mike Garrett
PS 2442 Mike Garrett
PC 2720 Dan Smith
PC 2720 Dan Smith
PC Peter Rabjohns
PC Peter Rabjohns
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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