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East Dorset Urban

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East Dorset is one of the larger policing sections in Dorset, & the team works hard to effectively engage with the public & work with partner agencies to resolve local policing priorities. The team is split into two strands, urban & rural. They both support each other, working closely with our response teams based in Ferndown & are supported by members of the special constabulary & community volunteers.

The urban team is comprised of 2 sergeants, 4 PC’s & 7 PCSO’s. With an inspector nominally in charge of both strands of the team. There are two smaller stations mainly used for NPT’s these are at Verwood & Wimborne, & the urban team is spread from Corfe Mullen with population of approx. 11,000 (2011), through to Wimborne with a population of approx. 16,000 (2014) along to Ferndown population of 27,000 (2011). Then up to Verwood via West Moors, with a combined population of approx. 22,000. Increasing expansion means this particular area has most of the sections population.

The team will patrol the area & engage with the community in order to provide reassurance & to deter crime. They can give advice on crime prevention & work hard with partner agencies to deal with problems reported by the community.

East Dorset has a very low crime rate & is a great place to live. It attracts lots of visitors & as such we want to keep both residents and visitors safe. We also want to continue our support of those affected by crime & protect vulnerable persons in the community. 

Your NPT would like to hear from you about issues you may like to discuss, find your NPT officers by using the links below. Contact us, so that we together with our partner agencies work together to make East Dorset a safer place to live.

 

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

The current situation is on-going and our response towards COVID-19 continues.  We are still focusing 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.

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS

What do you think our priorities should be?

Let Us Know…

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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

1. Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) with a focus on Youth related ASB and Hotspots.

Issue Date: 04/01/2021

We will continue to reduce Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) with a focus on Youth related ASB and Hotspots utilising the Victim, Offender, Location, Time  (VOLT) Policing Model.

This includes the following hotspot areas;

Corfe Mullen - increased reports of criminal damage, underage drinking and Public Order offences in Towers Way.

Ferndown - increased reports of ASB, including nuisance noise, littering and intimidating behaviour in Pennys Walk and King George V playing field area and surround.

Verwood - the Rec, Morrisions and Potterne park, nuisance noise, littering, criminal damage and bad language. 

Alderholt - Increase in reports of ASB, criminal damage and theft.

Action Date: 01/04/2021

Following on from our recent Neighbourhood Policing Priority Surveys (published on this website and via our social media channels) Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) has been selected as a top priority for residents in East Dorset.

Throughout the previous quarter we continued to patrol hotspot areas and dealt with ASB using appropriate and proportionate actions. 

As our communities have indicated in the survey results, this still remains a top priority. Therefore we will continues to patrol ASB hot-spot areas, liaising with partner agencies and explore possible solutions to the issues that arise.  

 

2. Drug Dealing - Disrupt 'County Lines' networks and criminal exploitation of vulnerable people.

Issue Date: 04/01/2021

We will proactively target organised drug supply by developing and acting on community intelligence.
In conjunction with the County Lines Team, we will carry out regular safe and well checks on vulnerable members of the community. 

This will help protect them from the risks that county lines drugs suppliers pose.

We will also liaise with and signpost vulnerable victims to our partner agencies that can offer help, support and advice.  

Action Date: 01/04/2021

This priority has, again, been selected by the community as a priority this quarter. In the previous quarter we have continued to tackle drug related activity in East Dorset. We have worked with partner agencies and have safeguarded persons where necessary.

As this priority has rolled into our first quarter of 2021, we will continue to work towards this priority as listed above.  

3. Rural Crime - including Burglaries and other rural related crimes.

Issue Date: 04/01/2021

Reports of rural crime, from farm thefts to poaching, as well as criminal damage and other illegal activity, are a priority for the Neighbourhood Policing Team.
These types of crimes can represent a considerable loss to a victim.

From the recent Neighbourhood Policing Priority Survey, Burglaries have been selected as a top priority. Our rural communities have been affected by burglaries recently, therefore this will also be a focus for our teams. 

We will work in partnership with the Rural Crime team to police our rural communities, share intelligence and engage.

Please check our Social media pages for updates on our achievements.

Action Date: 01/04/2021

4. COVID-19 - NPT's response to the regulations.

Issue Date: 10/12/2020

We will continue to:

1) ENGAGE with our community via all safe methods available to us to inform, educate and reassure.

2) EXPLAIN the Government guidance and the Law.

3) ENCOURAGE voluntary compliance with the guidelines and the Law.

4) ENFORCE the law as a last resort.

We will apply the law in a system that is flexible, discretionary and pragmatic. This will enable us to make sensible decisions and employ our judgement where necessary.

Action Date: 01/04/2021

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Inspector Simon Perry
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Bournemouth Central Police Station
Madeira Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1QL

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East Dorset Urban

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Dave Bowler PS 2919 (Wimborne & Ferndown)
Dave Bowler PS 2919 (Wimborne & Ferndown)
Jane Moore PS 1451 (Verwood/Three Cross/Alderholt)
Jane Moore PS 1451 (Verwood/Three Cross/Alderholt)
Adam Fitzwalter PCSO 5104 (Ferndown)
Adam Fitzwalter PCSO 5104 (Ferndown)
Albi Pepper PCSO 7133  (Verwood/Three Cross/Alderholt)
Albi Pepper PCSO 7133 (Verwood/Three Cross/Alderholt)
Chloe Candy PCSO 5425 (Ferndown)
Chloe Candy PCSO 5425 (Ferndown)
James Marsh PCSO 5528 (Ferndown)
James Marsh PCSO 5528 (Ferndown)
Julia Saunders PCSO 5467 (Wimborne)
Julia Saunders PCSO 5467 (Wimborne)
Lorraine Potter PCSO 7126 (Wimborne)
Lorraine Potter PCSO 7126 (Wimborne)
Neal Rooke PCSO 5384 (Corfe Mullen)
Neal Rooke PCSO 5384 (Corfe Mullen)
Andy Robertson PC 1292 (Verwood/Three Cross/Alderholt)
Andy Robertson PC 1292 (Verwood/Three Cross/Alderholt)
Chris Maidment PC 2759 (Corfe Mullen)
Chris Maidment PC 2759 (Corfe Mullen)
Julia Ratcliffe PC 1757 (Wimborne)
Julia Ratcliffe PC 1757 (Wimborne)
Steve Knight PC 2003 (Ferndown)
Steve Knight PC 2003 (Ferndown)
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.