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West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Local Neighbourhood

East Dorset is one of the larger policing sections in Dorset, covering an area of approximately 157 square miles with a resident population of 85,000. It incorporates the historic market town of Wimborne with its large number of retail outlets, Ferndown with an expanding residential population and localised town centre, and Verwood - an increasingly popular location with a rapidly expanding housing market and retail outlets. There are also a number of villages spread across the section, which include Corfe Mullen, Sturminster Marshall, West Moors, Six Penny Handley and Pentridge. Each village has its own unique infrastructure incorporating residential areas, schools and businesses, and as such, has its own policing requirements. Much of the section is rural countryside whilst the main arterial route, the A31 which crosses the section, provides the 'gateway' to Dorset. Each of these communities represents a different challenge.

Like all Sections across the County each ward area within East Dorset has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Team who work to combat local issues raised through our PACT (Partners and Communities Together) processes. We also share a very close and effective working relationship with our partners in East Dorset District Council as well as many other locally based agencies and groups. Community policing is vital to our success and as such we will continue to develop our partnerships and initiatives with every effort to keep the residents, businesses and visitors to East Dorset safe. To find out more about our partnership process and how you can become involved in policing the area please follow the link below.

Inspector Mike Darkin

East Dorset Neighbourhood Inspector

Visit Police Neighbourhood Page 101

Map of the West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Dorset Police.

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Towns and Villages within the West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

The West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team is policed by the Dorset Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Ashley Village Dorset
Ashley Heath Village Dorset
Avon Castle Other Settlement Dorset
Ferndown Town Dorset
Matchams Other Settlement Dorset
St Ives Village Dorset
St Leonards Other Settlement Dorset
Three Legged Cross Other Settlement Dorset
West Moors Village Dorset

Worst Locations for Crime within the West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
St LeonardsotherSettlementDorsetOn or near Parking Area3
St LeonardsotherSettlementDorsetOn or near Garden-Lane3
AshleyvillageDorsetOn or near Folly Farm Lane3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
West MoorsvillageDorsetOn or near Pedestrian Subway3
St LeonardsotherSettlementDorsetOn or near Beech Lane2
West MoorsvillageDorsetOn or near Ritchie Place2
West MoorsvillageDorsetOn or near Braeside Road2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
West MoorsvillageDorsetOn or near Ritchie Place3
West MoorsvillageDorsetOn or near Supermarket2
West MoorsvillageDorsetOn or near Kings Close2
St LeonardsotherSettlementDorsetOn or near Parking Area2

Neighbourhood Events for West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team

TitleDescriptionDates
Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=843 for full information on forthcoming events we will be attending

Start: 31/01/2014 00:00

End: 01/01/2020 00:00

Police Officer Information for West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Alan Downing PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Julian Humphries PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Tony Tester PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Nick Lee PS

My role is Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant. I manage a team of PCs, PCSOs, special constables and volunteers in tackling issues that have an impact on the community as a whole. A typical day for me involves the looking after, directing and guiding those individuals I have in my charge.

It is important that I am aware of any incidents that occur on my patch, so that I can brief my team on what might be expected of them.

Dan Byrne PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Adam Fitzwalter PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Neighbourhood Priorities for West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Dorset is one of the safest counties in the UK in which to live. Dorset Police is one of the highest performing Police Services in the United Kingdom. We are totally committed to working to make our county an even safer and better place in which to live, but we can't do it on our own. Throughout history policing has been most effective when the community and the police work together, helping each other to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

We have set our operational priorities which have been based on today's risks and from our communities have told us are areas of concern. Each year these priorities are reviewed and throughout the year leaders work to ensure the force is focussed on them.

This year's operational priorities are to:

•Reduce serious violent crime.

•Reduce the crimes most affecting local communities.

•Protect vulnerable people and communities.

•Tackle serious and organised criminals.

•Counter terrorism and domestic extremism.

•Reduce road casualties.

•Bring offenders to justice.

•Secure the trust and confidence of people in Dorset in their Police Force and the wider criminal justice system.

•Be prepared for major incidents and events

Each Safer Neighbourhood Team will have their own local priority which are set by the community and regularly updated. Your local priorities can be found by visiting our web site at www.dorset.police.uk and entering your postcode into the "My Area" section.

Issue dated: 17/09/2009

Action dated: 17/09/2009

Street Crime Within West Moors, St Leonards and St Ives Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Abbotts Way Drugs Under investigation
Avon Park Burglary Under investigation
Beech Lane Public order Under investigation
Birch Close Anti-social behaviour
Bushmead Drive Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Cracklewood Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Cracklewood Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Evans Close Other theft Under investigation
Fir Tree Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Fir Tree Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Folly Farm Lane Anti-social behaviour
Folly Farm Lane Anti-social behaviour
Folly Farm Lane Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Forest Road Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Garden-Lane Vehicle crime Under investigation
Garden-Lane Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Garden-Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Heston Way Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
High Street Anti-social behaviour
Kings Close Anti-social behaviour
Mary Lane Other theft Under investigation
Matchams Close Anti-social behaviour
Matchams Close Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Matchams Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Milford Close Anti-social behaviour
Milford Close Anti-social behaviour
Oakhurst Close Burglary Under investigation
Oaks Drive Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Pedestrian Subway Anti-social behaviour
Pedestrian Subway Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Pinewood Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Ringwood Road Anti-social behaviour
Ringwood Road Anti-social behaviour
Ringwood Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Ritchie Place Burglary Under investigation
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Violence and sexual offences Action to be taken by another organisation
Supermarket Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Uplands Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Warren Drive Burglary Under investigation