West Moors, St Leonards, St Ives NPT

Find your neighbourhood

Dorset Police has a clear focus for our Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) resources based upon threat, risk, harm and vulnerability. The operational principles for neighbourhood policing have been developed after listening to the people we serve and having learned from the most distressing incidents elsewhere in the country.

These Operational Principles are:

  • Prioritisation of the needs of the victim - putting the "Victim First"
  • Targeted and flexible deployment of officers based upon threat, risk, harm and vulnerability
  • Informed and focused community engagement and meetings

Your Neighbourhood Policing Team officers will ensure that, as a top priority, they look after the people in your communities who are the victims of crime and anti-social behaviour. We are ensuring that they, the victims, are listened to, understood, kept informed, protected and safe alongside the wider community.

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed April 2018):

  1. Burglary - Patrols and increasing awareness through public events and messaging systems
  2. Telephone / Email scams and doorstep traders - We have continued to keep this as a priority due to on-going complaints from residents
  3. Speeding - Specifically Pinehurst Road, Woolsbridge Road and other A31 access routes


Resolved priorities and actions taken:       

  1. Will be updated when current priorities are resolved.


You said - we did

This section is for us to share some of the daily work we do on your behalf.

You said
"During the dark winter evenings there are lots of cyclists in the West Moors area riding without lights on their bikes. This is dangerous not only for the cyclist but for other road users and pedestrians too."
We did
We approached our local neighbourhood watches (West Moors and St. Leonards and St. Ives) who very generously assisted with the funding of over one hundred sets of LED bicycle lights. As part of a targeted operation this winter, these lights were distributed by PCSO's Adam Fitzwalter and James Marsh to those found without the appropriate lighting when cycling at night. Cyclists stopped and spoken to were educated, and equipped to get home safely which we hope has helped to tackle this issue raised by the local community.
You said
"Parking issues are a problem at Oakhurst First School , St. Ives First School and Three Legged Cross First and Nursery School. "
We did
We have increased visible patrols around schools in the area at key times while distributing information notices to cars parked inconsiderately around these locations. We have also liaised with schools getting them to publish requests for parents to park considerately in their school newsletters. We are also working with Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service supporting their "Are We Getting Through?" campaign and plans to take an operational fire appliance out through local roads are underway.

Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Shawn Whitley 1919
Inspector Shawn Whitley 1919

Your local station

Ferndown Police Station Ameysford Road Ferndown BH22 9HQ

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West Moors, St Leonards, St Ives NPT

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO Laura Whalley
PCSO Laura Whalley
PCSO James Marsh
PCSO James Marsh
PS Tim Travers
PS Tim Travers
PC Stephen Knight
PC Stephen Knight
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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