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.

Get involved

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

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Local Priorities

Allotment Breaks

Issue Date: 20/01/2020

An area of West Christchurch suffered repeated break ins to sheds resulting in theft of items.

NPT have conducted High visibility patrols in the area. We organised a crime prevention event involving our crime prevention officer. We engaged with local residents to help them protect their property, including property marking schemes. We also worked with our patrol colleagues to ensure officers were in the area at all times of the day and night. We are pleased to report a large drop in the number of thefts

Action Date: 31/12/2020


Issue Date: 01/10/2019

We received numerous complaints about Anti-Social Behaviour in an area

NPT reviewed the nature of the complaints and located the address linked to the issues. We identified that the property was managed by Sovereign Housing. We worked with Sovereign and the tenants to reduce the impact it was having on the surrounding community. A joint Acceptable Behaviour Agreement was issued to one of the household. We are pleased to report a reduction in the issues in that area.

Action Date: 31/12/2020

Reducing Acquisitive Crime

Issue Date: 01/10/2019

We are looking at trying to reduce the amount of thefts in the Town Centre.


NPT have worked closely with the Town Centre CCTV operatives to identify repeat offenders. We have submitted Criminal Behaviour Order applications for risk and repeat offenders. We are conducting high visibility patrols and a number of crime prevention engagement events. We are working with British Transport Police and Hampshire Police to reduce criminals’ use of the rail network for getting in and out of the town centre. In conjunction with these two police forces we run a number of plain clothes operations to catch, convict and deter

Action Date: 31/12/2020


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Your Inspector

Inspector Richard Bader 1960
Inspector Richard Bader 1960

Your local station

Bournemouth Central Police Station
5 Madeira Road

Telephone: 101 for non-emergency calls. In an emergency, please call 999.

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available or take a message.

Front counter opening hours

Monday to Friday 0900 – 1800hrs Saturday & Sunday 0900 – 1730hrs.

Please note on certain dates we will need to reduce access to services.

These will be listed below:


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Normal policing patrols will continue to be provided and alternative contact can be made using the online reporting services on our website, or enquiries via 101. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Christchurch West

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Nick Lee PS 2525
Nick Lee PS 2525
Anna Lillywhite PCSO 5331
Anna Lillywhite PCSO 5331
Ieasha Walker PCSO 6531
Ieasha Walker PCSO 6531
Glenn Stokes PC 1760
Glenn Stokes PC 1760
Faris Siwadi PC 2729
Faris Siwadi PC 2729
Michelle Clark PCSO 5126
Michelle Clark PCSO 5126
Laura Martin PCSO 6394
Laura Martin PCSO 6394
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.