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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Sam Cox PCSO 6201
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Stuart Grant PC 1926
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Jo Morgan PC 2549
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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.
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