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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.


****************** CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE ******************

With the current situation, we are focusing our efforts on high visibility patrols in key 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



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

Drug Dealing and County Lines

Issue Date: 02/02/2021

In the most recent public survey, over 50% of respondents believed drug dealing to be an issue, combined with 20% of people who prioritised County Lines networks operating in the area. Taken together, this represents a very significant response indicating real public concern around the impact of drug dealing and networks, and the harm they cause to our communities. Your Neighbourhood Policing Team will work on engaging with the public, seeking and collating community intelligence around the problem, undertaking proactive operations targeting key offenders, particularly those exploiting vulnerable people, and seeking to enforce the law through Misuse of Drugs Act Warrants and intelligence led stop searches where grounds exist. We will also do what we can, working with partner agencies, to support those exploited by criminal gangs and seek to divert young people away from crime.

Action Date: 01/04/2021

ASB – Vehicle Gatherings and Misuse

Issue Date: 02/02/2021

Over 70% of respondents would like anti-social behaviour prioritised. As a very broad category, a review of current priorities monitored by the team has been undertaken. The Neighbourhood Policing Team have received various complaints from the public and partner agencies around vehicle gatherings in Saxon Square, and other car parks across the sector. Many of the issues involved lie within the remit and lawful powers of partner agencies, in addition to some which are police matters, and that is why all agencies are working together to enact joint patrols, share information and assist in longer term prevention. The team will always act fairly, and will not penalise individuals who are not doing anything wrong, but will seek to engage with those frequenting the area to ensure behaviour is proper.

Action Date: 01/04/2021


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Inspector Helen Deakin 0155
Inspector Helen Deakin 0155

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Bournemouth Central Police Station
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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
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.