Bournemouth South

Find your neighbourhood

Bournemouth South is bright, vibrant and multicultural, and includes large residential areas, a busy town centre and beaches that have won four Blue Flag awards.

It has a population that increases substantially when visitors and workers are taken into account.

The ethos of policing in Central Bournemouth is one of high visibility patrols to help make the town safer and feel safer.

The introduction of Neighbourhood Policing Teams provide a regular and highly visible on-street presence, tackling issues of concern to the communities they serve.

Like many other urban locations across the UK, the challenge in policing a popular town centre containing many pubs and clubs are unsurprisingly dealing effectively with alcohol linked offending, disorder and anti-social behaviour.

We remain focused on intelligence-led policing, using information and crime analysis to direct our patrolling officers, while reducing crime in the area and increasing the number of offenders brought to justice.

Additionally, to reduce the number of victims of crime and anti-social behaviour within the night time economy, we have implanted the Dispersal Zone in partnership other agencies, including Bournemouth Borough Council.

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 with the issues of street drinking and drug misuse and related anti-social behaviour.

We continue to work very closely with the retailers, pubs, clubs and hotels through a variety of established and well evolved schemes to deliver the safest possible area to live, work and visit.

 

 

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed October 2019):

  1. Antisocial behaviour in the Lower Gardens.
  2. Disrupt County Lines Drug dealing within the town.
  3. Safeguarding vulnerable victims. 

 

 

 


You said - we did

This section is for us to share some of the daily work we do on your behalf.

You said
Vehicles are being broken into in Bournemouth.
We did
Bournemouth Neighbourhood Police Team identified a series of vehicles being broken into and items subsequently stolen. As a result, the Police took immediate action by targeting hotspot areas with discreet and high visibility patrols. Officers conducted community engagement events, released media posts, handed out educational advice leaflets and posters to inform vehicle owners on how to protect their vehicles against this crime. Discreet tactics were utilised to identify offenders whilst working with the council to form long term prevention strategies. We liaised with the community and available watch schemes including the Bournemouth HotelWatch. As a result, the police have made a number of arrests and continue to conduct further investigations. Overall, since December 2018 theft from motor vehicles have declined and we continue to take positive action where possible.
You said
There is drug dealing visible in the Town Centre.
We did
Operation VENUM is the NPT approach to identifying and dealing with drug related crime and ASB in the town centre. Officers gather information from a variety of sources and then proactively target addresses, locations and offenders. Stop and Search powers are used regularly and the team have had some excellent arrests for offences linked to the supply of Class A drugs. County Lines Drug networks are known to operate in Bournemouth and the NPT also target these Organised Criminals and take positive action to disrupt and deter them.
You said
There are repeat ASB and Begging offenders in the town centre affecting residents and local businesses.
We did
We collate information and evidence from members of the public, local businesses, residents, partner agencies and officers on patrol. We then work jointly with the Council to utilise ASB Legislation to impose relevant prohibitions on repeat offenders. This includes the use of dispersal notices, Community Protection Notices, Anti-social Behaviour Injunctions and Closure Orders. This joint working approach aims to be a positive deterrent, with those willing to engage being signposted to relevant supporting agencies. The targeting of repeat offenders who have refused to engage with support services and continue to cause ASB, has led to a number of successful prosecutions. We also co-ordinate Days of Action; where Police and operational partners combine their resources with a clear focus to be proactive, have an increased uniformed presence and to take positive action in the Town Centre.

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Jon Wasey
Inspector Jon Wasey

Your local station

Bournemouth Central Police Station 5 Madeira Road Bournemouth BH1 1QQ

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Bournemouth South

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Barry Elford PCSO 5192
Barry Elford PCSO 5192
Anthony Dwen PCSO 6203
Anthony Dwen PCSO 6203
Phil Robbins PC 2927
Phil Robbins PC 2927
Pete Smith PCSO 8581
Pete Smith PCSO 8581
Stuart Grant PC 1926
Stuart Grant PC 1926
Dan Cullen PS 2395
Dan Cullen PS 2395
Joel Brooks PC 2361
Joel Brooks PC 2361
Jo Morgan PC 2549
Jo Morgan PC 2549
Grace Rawlings PC 0368
Grace Rawlings PC 0368
Harold Martinez PCSO 5453
Harold Martinez PCSO 5453
Claire Bankes APS 2715
Claire Bankes APS 2715
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 5 Madeira Road Bournemouth BH1 1QQ.

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.