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Christchurch West

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The West Christchurch Neighbourhood Policing Team cover a large residential and commercial area including Bournemouth International Airport. The patch also encompasses the more rural area of Burton. We are fortunate to have some fantastic areas of natural beauty such as St Catherine’s Hill. The area possesses a mix of demand around urban and rural crime problem profiles.

Christchurch Town Centre is a busy commercial centre. The team have an active role in the Shopwatch scheme to identify and address acquisitive crime. The town centre is supported by good transport links, including Christchurch Train Station. We have good links with British Transport Police and run joint operations to target those misusing the rail network to facilitate crime. The town is the main location for the Christchurch’s nightlife with various pubs and bars. The team work with these establishments, and our Licensing Department, in an active Pubwatch scheme to reduce crime and disorder.

The area forms a natural peninsular bordered by the River Stour to the west and south with Bournemouth on the far bank and to the east by the River Avon with Purewell Ward on the opposite bank. These rivers merge at the southern tip of the peninsular and enter Christchurch harbour. The recreational spaces of The Priory and Convent Meadows, Millhams Common and The Quomps are well used by local residents and visitors alike.

To the north of the area the Burton & Winkton is largely rural. The historic village of Burton has grown into a large suburb of Christchurch where most of the ward population live.

We aim to engage with local schools and provide inputs to young people on topical matters to divert them from offending and build positive relationships. We work closely with local Councillor's and housing groups to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour problems. We aim to identify vulnerability and address this with the support of our partners through attendance at Operational Partnership Meeting and our Risk Management conferences.

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS

What do you think our priorities should be?

Let Us Know…

Complete the Survey…. 

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. 


Get involved

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

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Local Priorities

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Issue Date: 29/05/2021

Over 60% of the survey responses indicated that ASB should be prioritised. This covers a very broad array of incidents and will always be a challenge to cover each and every concern. However we are working hard with our partners to reduce ASB including increased patrols in car parks and recreation grounds across the sector utilising existing powers of other agencies as well as police powers when required. From our interactions with those causing ASB it is evident that educating them around what is acceptable behaviour is key to provide a long term solution and we will continue to develop this as we move forward into the summer. One specific area of concern raised by residents is ASB in car parks across the section and we are currently looking at using additional specialised police resources to support your Neighbourhood team in dealing robustly with persistent offenders.

Action Date: 01/07/2021

Drug Dealing and County Lines

Issue Date: 29/05/2021

Drug dealing and county lines continues to be a blight on the community with around 60% of survey respondents identifying it as an area they believed to be an issue. We will continue to engage with the public to obtain community intelligence around this area of business, undertaking proactive operations to target key offenders and protect vulnerable children. We have very significant powers at our disposal to deal with this type of crime including warrants and stop searches. We will where possible utilise these powers and work with partner agencies to target those who break tenancy agreements and cause disruption in their community. With the help and support of the community we can and will shut down these criminal networks and divert young people away from this type of crime.

Action Date: 01/07/2021

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Inspector Helen Deakin 0155
Inspector Helen Deakin 0155

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Bournemouth Central Police Station
Madeira Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1QL

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Christchurch West

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Tim Mitchell PS 2696
Tim Mitchell PS 2696
Anna Lillywhite PCSO 5331
Anna Lillywhite PCSO 5331
Michelle Clark PCSO 5126
Michelle Clark PCSO 5126
Laura Martin PCSO 6394
Laura Martin PCSO 6394
Tom Baker PCSO 5699
Tom Baker PCSO 5699
Glenn Stokes PC 1760
Glenn Stokes PC 1760
Faris Siwadi PC 2729
Faris Siwadi PC 2729
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.