Bournemouth South

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Central Bournemouth is bright, vibrant and multicultural, and covers Landsowne, the town centre and Westbourne and Wescliff areas. These include large residential areas, a busy retail infrastructure including an active night time economy and beaches that have won several Blue Flag awards. It has a number of faith establishments, language schools, a large student population and a major international centre which holds events and conferences.

It has a population that increases substantially when visitors and workers are taken into account, which swells through major events, including the Bournemouth air festival for example, and due to this, central ward has a large population of hotels and guest houses catering for the visitors.

The ethos of policing in Central Bournemouth is one of high visibility patrols to help make the town a safer place to live and visit, with a strong emphasis on partnership collaboration. We have formed a dynamic, proactive working partnership with a wide variety of agencies including but not limited to street services, housing, drug and outreach teams, in order to tackle the issues of street drinking, drug misuse and related anti-social behaviour. We are part of the homelessness reduction strategy led by the local authority.

It is important that the community has a voice and one of our main responsibilities is to engage, listen to and respond appropriately to concerns raised by anyone living, working or visiting the area. We remain focused on intelligence-led policing, using information and crime pattern analysis to direct our patrolling officers, while reducing crime in the area and increasing the number of offenders brought to justice.

It is also important to us that the public are updated with any relevant actions taken. We will focus on achieving resolution with satisfactory outcomes and then report back to our community.


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

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Local Priorities

ASB in the town centre and Westbourne

Issue Date: 20/01/2020

Public and partners have stated that ASB is occurring in the town and Westbourne, as a result of various profiles;

  • Night time economy related disorder
  • ASB by street drinking and perceptions of homelessness / begging
  • Locality based issues such as disorder in the gardens

Action Date: 30/04/2020

Action taken

  • High visibility foot patrols at hot spot locations and times
  • Supporting partners in the issuing of ASB act legislation (S35 Dispersals, CPW, CPNs (community protection warning notices), Antisocial behaviour injunctions (Asbi) and criminal behaviour order (CBO)
  • Secured closure orders on several properties.
  • Conducted days of action bespoke to problem profiles.
  • Produced a partnership problem solving plan to deal with priority locations.
  • Sit on the homelessness ASB and begging reduction board.
  • Partnership activity regarding licensed premises and actions taken regarding licensing objectives.

Disrupt County Lines Drug dealing within the town

Issue Date: 20/01/2020

You have said that there is active drug related on street and off street dealing in the ward.

Action Date: 30/04/2020

  • We work closely with hoteliers and have a significant hotel watch programme which focusses on support, engagement and information sharing with such establishments.
  • We conduct high vis patrols and use other covert means to maximise our success around identifying and bringing such offenders to justice. We regularly post successes on out social media platforms and most recently reflected an individual was jailed for 32 weeks (Jna 2020). This is not unusual and is regular.
  • Proactive work around safeguarding those being exploited by county lines gangs – both residential in the form of cuckooing and juveniles being exploited to deal on the streets.
  • Work around repeat missing persons or children

Safeguarding vulnerable victims

Issue Date: 01/01/2020

Vulnerability exists in many forms and the section is proactive in dealing with vulnerability as a priority

  • Homelessness – as reflected earlier
  • Young person related disorder.
  • Night time economy safeguarding
  • Student related aspects

Action Date: 30/04/2020

  • We work with partners and have an award winning safebus staffed by force volunteers and partners to support vulnerable individuals at core weekend time
  • We sit on the homelessness reduction board and work closely with partners supporting signposting to appropriate agencies as part of daily business.
  • We work with partners in town watch which focusses on making the town safer to visitors and staff in a busy night time economy
  • We engage with the student population and provide talks to language schools to make visitors and guests safer and feel safer.
  • We are proactive around nuisance on and off license establishments which increase vulnerability and by linking in with internal and external partners actively push for compliance and control with the backstop of legislation should that fail.
  • We are proactive in dealing with youth related diversion, with partners and are proactive in ensuring that patrol plans are in place to deal with issues as they arise.

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Inspector Jon Wasey 1825
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Bournemouth Central Police Station
Madeira Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1QL

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Bournemouth South

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Dan Cullen PS 2395
Dan Cullen PS 2395
Pete Smith PCSO 8581
Pete Smith PCSO 8581
Harold Martinez PCSO 5453
Harold Martinez PCSO 5453
Barry Elford PCSO 5192
Barry Elford PCSO 5192
Tony Dwen PCSO 6203
Tony Dwen PCSO 6203
Sam Melvin PCSO 7162
Sam Melvin PCSO 7162
Liane Haddock PCSO 7160
Liane Haddock PCSO 7160
Grace Rawlings PC 0368
Grace Rawlings PC 0368
Stuart Grant PC 1926
Stuart Grant PC 1926
Joel Brooks PC 2361
Joel Brooks PC 2361
Jo Morgan PC 2549
Jo Morgan PC 2549
Phil Robbins PC 2927
Phil Robbins PC 2927
Marcus McCorkell PC 0360
Marcus McCorkell PC 0360
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: Bournemouth Central Police Station.

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.