Broadstone & Merley

Find your neighbourhood

The Broadstone and Merley areas of Poole house a largely affluent population who are regularly involved in community led initiatives including the local popular Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

Located in the heart of Broadstone is the Broadway shopping district in which numerous commercial properties are located, including numerous cafes in which our public surgeries are often held.

Officers are regularly conducting foot patrols within the area and would welcome you to come and speak to us.

Local priorities

Updated August 2019

Current Priorities:

Anti-Social Behaviour Cricket Pavilion.  Anti-social behaviour (ASB) affects everyone; it can be personal and targeted at an individual, it could be environmental such as graffiti or can just be general behaviour in an area which affects how residents feel about an area.  ASB is large area of work and it is a force priority which we tackle it through Partnership working, Court orders, and intervention methods. ASB in Broadstone is an issue in this area at this time with links to substance abuse and criminal damage in the surrounding area.  We work with the local authority Safer Communities Team, St Mungos, Children and Young Persons Services and the schools to tackle these issues

Nuisance Cycles -  The use of cycles on pavements and public spaces has been highlighted as an issue to the community with a small group causing danger to others.  The use of schools officers to advise and guide children when they are in school is to be pushed along with high visibility patrolling to reduce the issue. 

Seasonal Crime.  We know from previous years that we have an ASB and fire risk on our Urban Heaths through the Summer months which we manage with Operation Heathland;  this has been a highly successful operation year on year and we have seen a great reduction in the volume of heath related ASB but this does not mean we can relax.  Last year we saw a rise in Beach Hut breaks and marine crime in the summer so we are working to put officers on patrol with the harbour masters and Beach Wardens.  There is also a potential for a rise in anti-social use of motor vehicles who gather in car parks or ride through footpaths and grass areas which we will tackle and will look to seize any vehicles acting in such a manner.  We also have high profile seasonal events we work closely with the council to manage from large scale events such as Sand Polo, Bike Night and the fireworks to local community events.


You said - we did

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

You said
Updated August 2019 Anti Social Behaviour in Merley & Broadstone
We did
Updated August 2019.* Poole as a section has seen a decline in ASb across the area. We have engaged partners and have sought funding for a 'Pop Up' Youth Centre which is deployed around the area to engage local youths and reduce the impact of behaviours on communities. We have also increased the presence in Broadstone through the deployment of PCSIs from the Broadstone office to give greater uniform visibility in the community.

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Inspector Adrian Thompson
Inspector Adrian Thompson

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Broadstone & Merley

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Sam Holmes PCSO 5517
Sam Holmes PCSO 5517
PS 0654 Phil Lee
PS 0654 Phil Lee
Chris Bolland PCSO 6789
Chris Bolland PCSO 6789
Steve Simpson PC 2663
Steve Simpson PC 2663
Ellie Meteau PC 0361
Ellie Meteau PC 0361
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: Poole Police Station Joint Emergency Services Building Wimborne Road Poole BH15 2BP.

In an emergency

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