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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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YOUR VOICE MATTERS

What do you think our priorities should be?

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As your local Neighbourhood Policing Team we are continuing to police toward our local priorities and targets, despite the current situation. We would normally be holding face to face engagements with our communities to help us build a better picture around what our local community priorities should be. We are keen to continue harnessing your community concerns to achieve this. Therefore we have created this quick online survey to help us make an inform decision around our NPT local priorities. Please see the attached link which will take directly to our, (very quick) survey. 


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Local Priorities

Youth Related Exploitation, ASB, Violence & Drugs Misuse.

Issue Date: 01/04/2021

Following the end of lockdown in Nov 2020 we have seen and received reports of ASB across Bournemouth Town Centre, particularly by young people.  These issues have been linked to alcohol and drugs misuse and whilst this behaviour has an impact on the whole community the behaviour also places the young people themselves at risk of exploitation and abuse. 

Bournemouth South NPT, colleagues from other Departments and our partner agencies will be working together to combat this ASB and provide support to those involved in ASB to educate and divert them away from this type of behaviour.

Action Date: 01/10/2021

** UPDATE - 01/07/2021 **

High vis patrols have been carried out with Dorset Police and partners to ensure young people and vulnerable are protected.  Work has been carried out with local hotels to identify young people who are at risk of being exploited and this work will continue over the summer months.  Op Fireglow has now commenced and will run until Sept.  This initiative is aimed at protecting young people, while preventing violence, disorder and ant-social behaviour.  High visibility patrols will be carried out by Dorset Police and where poor behaviour is identified some early intervention measures will be carried out with the individuals involved in a bid to encourage them to change their behaviour.  If that is  not possible, action will be taken; ranging from issuing of Section 35 dispersal notices ordering the individuals to leave the area for a certain period of time, parents being called and only if necessary, arrests will be made.

ASB and alcohol / drug misuse in West Hill.

Issue Date: 01/04/2021

The most recent public survey identified ASB as the top priority for local residents and our communities.  West Hill area is an area which experiences ASB fuelled by street drinking and drug misuse.

Bournemouth NPT is working with colleagues in other Departments and partner agencies on a multi-agency approach to this problem.  This will include:

    • dealing with priority individuals and locations,
    • targeted activity around licensed premises and the licensing objectives,
    • proportionate use of anti-social behaviour legislation,

Action Date: 01/10/2021

** UPDATE - 01/07/2021 **

Since April Dorset Police and it’s partners have been working hard to address this issue.  Targeted activity has taken place at problem locations and premises and against individuals who have caused ASB in West Hill and across Bournemouth Town Centre.  As a result antisocial behaviour legislation has been used against individuals leading to:

  • 5 Anti-social behaviour injunctions either granted or in process of being obtained
  • 4 individuals being issued with Community Protection Warnings or Notices which will be progressed to injunctions of their behaviour does not improve

Going forward joint working will continue with BCP to address:

  • problem individuals and locations
  • targeted activity at licensed premises
  • proportionate use of anti-social behaviour legislation

Drug Dealing

Issue Date: 01/04/2021

Drug dealing has been identified by the local community as an area of concern.  We will work with our communities, partners and stakeholders to obtain and act on intelligence; undertaking proactive operations against offenders, in particular those exploiting vulnerable and young people.  We will look to execute warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act and use intelligence led stop and search where grounds exists.  An important part of this priority is to ensure we are working with our partners to support and help those who are exploited by criminal gangs and look to divert young people away from crime.

Action Date: 01/10/2021

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Inspector Darren Harris 2504
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Bournemouth Central Police Station
Madeira Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1QL

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Bournemouth South

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Mark Philpotts TPS 2554
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Barry Elford PCSO 5192
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Tony Dwen PCSO 6203
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Liane Haddock PCSO 7160
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Carl Vincent PCSO 5719
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Sam Cox PCSO 6201
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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.