Ferndown Central

Find your neighbourhood

Ferndown Central is a small metropolitan area in amongst the largely rural area of East Dorset. Based on the 2011 census we have a population of 26,559.

Ferndown Central is mostly residential with an emphasis on detached properties. There is a busy shopping district with diverse outlets serving the local population and visitors. There are also several sizeable industrial estates, drawing shoppers and workers from miles around.

With a main trunk road bisecting this neighbourhood, road safety will always be an issue to focus on.

With its high population within East Dorset, Ferndown Central has higher crime rates than the more rural areas of the section. However, in perspective, it is still very much a low crime area when compared with the rest of Dorset. On average, Ferndown Central suffers just over 500 recorded crimes per year.


Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed October 2017)     


  1. Breaks to sheds and outbuildings - Seasonal crime trends due to persons storing items away for the winter. These crimes are often committed in the early evenings when it can be obvious if people are not at home. NPT will be patrolling the streets looking for suspicious activity.
  2. Rogue Traders - This continues to be a major issue in our area due to the significant number of elderly people living locally. Our concerns are persons offering gardening and ground works, often for an agreed price that changes significantly once works completed. We recommend the Trading Standards website www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk
  3. Crime Prevention- NPT working to educate local residents on current crime trends via Facebook and Dorset Alert messaging systems. We have good working relationships with local schools and colleagues specialising in working with local elderly care providers.                                                                                                                                                                     


  1. Rogue Traders – The team has been very busy protecting the vulnerable amongst our community from the scams and criminals. We have been educating residents on current scams, patrolling and stop checking tradesman and working closely with trading standards to target those offenders.
  2. Anti-social behaviour….We have worked closely with other agencies to manage the offenders. ASB incidents have reduced significantly.


Resolved priorities and actions taken:

  1. DRUG USE - NPT have recently had good results with Cannabis seizures from teenagers in and around the town.
  2. ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR - Patrols have taken place in the King George playing fields, Penny's walk and the Heatherlands Estate. We are continuing to concentrate our evening shifts in these areas.


Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Cheyne Marley
Inspector Cheyne Marley

Your local station

Ferndown Police Station Ameysford Road Ferndown BH22 9HQ

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Please note that the Ferndown Enquiry Office is CLOSED to the public. Please be assured that Police Officers will still be working in your area. If you wish to make a non-urgent enquiry, please either use the yellow telephone or dial 101 from any other telephone. For all emergency calls please call 999. Many thanks for your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience.

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Ferndown Central

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PC Stephen Knight
PC Stephen Knight
PS Tim Travers
PS Tim Travers
PCSO Kate Hann
PCSO Kate Hann
PCSO Stephen Windsor
PCSO Stephen Windsor
PCSO Cheryl Belfield
PCSO Cheryl Belfield
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: Ferndown Police Station Ameysford Road Ferndown BH22 9HQ.

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.

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