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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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Local Priorities

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Issue Date: 01/10/2021

Officers have been working hard to provide ASB patrols in identified hotspot areas and engaging with offenders as well as the general public. We continue to develop intelligence and pre-empt any potential spikes in ASB. With the end of school term and the potential for increased ASB as school leavers celebrate we launched our first “Op Relentless – national NPT operation to tackle ASB in our communities”. This brought together our PC’s, PCSO’s and Special Constables working extended shifts over several days ensuring celebrations did not turn into ASB and impact on our local communities. Quantities of alcohol were seized along with cannabis and associated paraphernalia.

Action Date: 01/03/2022

Drug Dealing

Issue Date: 01/10/2021

We are often led by intelligence when it comes to tackling the supply of drugs and I would like to ask that residents continue to contact us and report any instances of drug dealing or drug related ASB. This can be done anonymously if preferred but without the intelligence it makes the job of tackling this crime significantly more difficult. We have received some good intelligence from residents who have identified problem areas and this has resulted in increased uniformed and plain clothes patrols within these areas. Several officers have been engaged in plain clothes operations to identify suspects and conduct stop searches resulting in positive results and subsequent progression of suspects through the criminal justice system

Action Date: 01/03/2022

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Inspector Helen Deakin 0155
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Bournemouth Central Police Station
Madeira Road
Bournemouth
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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
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.