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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.

****************** CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE ******************
With the current situation, we are focusing our efforts on high visibility patrols in the town centre and other hot spot areas. We will be challenging people we come across in line with Government legislation along with supporting the most vulnerable within our communities. Please follow Government guidelines and advice from the NHS to help keep yourself and others safe.

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS

What do you think our priorities should be?

Let Us Know…

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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: 19/01/2021

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: 01/04/2021

ASB and alcohol / drug misuse in West Hill.

Issue Date: 19/01/2021

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: 01/04/2021

Vehicle Crime

Issue Date: 19/01/2021

Increased reports of vehicle crime has identified this is a priority with local NPT officers and other Departments working towards prevention and detection of these types of offences.  We will continue to identify and deal with offenders for such crimes but unfortunately these are often opportunist who prey on unlocked cars or those where valuables are left on display.

 

There will be regular patrols across the section to provide visible reassurance and prevention and if any information relating to any police matter please contact us through the website on the “Do It Online” page.

Action Date: 01/04/2021

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Inspector Darren Harris 2504
Inspector Darren Harris 2504

Your local station

Bournemouth Central Police Station
Madeira Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1QL

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Bournemouth South

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Barry Elford PCSO 5192
Barry Elford PCSO 5192
Tony Dwen PCSO 6203
Tony Dwen PCSO 6203
Liane Haddock PCSO 7160
Liane Haddock PCSO 7160
Harold Martinez PCSO 5453
Harold Martinez PCSO 5453
Carl Vincent PCSO 5719
Carl Vincent PCSO 5719
Fran Cullis PC 0193
Fran Cullis PC 0193
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
Dan Cullen PS 2395
Dan Cullen PS 2395
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.