Central Bournemouth 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.
Meet your local officers
PCSO Emily Presland
PCSO Barry Elford
PCSO Dave Singleton
PCSO Anthony Dwen
PCSO Tim Diggens
PCSO Dom Smith
PS Karen Brown
PCSO Harold Martinez-Quijano
PC Joel Brooks
PCSO Mike Cannings
PS Gary Wilkinson
PC Stuart Grant
PCSO Craig Evans
APS Dan Cullen
PC Daniel Gadsden
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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.
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.
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.