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Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Local Neighbourhood

The Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood is situated within the town of Bournemouth and is policed by the Dorset Police.

North Bournemouth police area covers a large geographical area taking in many different and diverse communities. It has a large area of residential housing to the North and in general throughout the area, two large Golf courses and parkland on the East and West, with the almost continental feel of Charminster with it's cafes, restaurants and night time entertainment to the South.

The ethos of policing in North Bournemouth is to make it an even more safe and pleasant place in which to live, work or visit, for all sections of our community.

With the introduction of Safer Neighbourhood Teams they provide a regular and highly visible on-street presence, tackling issues of concern and building relationships with the communities they serve.

Crime levels within North Bournemouth have decreased consistently over the past three years – with 7,062 recorded crimes in 2008, 6,893 in 2009 and 6,819 in 2010 – a 3.4% reduction in crime in the North Bournemouth area.

The average yearly detection rate for all crime during the same period was 24 per cent.

It is a very busy area to police and North Bournemouth officers and staff, all based at Winton Police Station, are fully committed to delivering the best service possible. Anti social behaviour is one of our main priorities and this is being tackled in a number of ways such as high visibility patrolling and carrying out interactive educational programmes with partner agencies in sedcondary schools.

We recognise that the effect of crime and anti social behaviour in North Bournemouth can have a big impact on people's quality of life, the area's economy and reputation. Our challenge is to work together in partnership with other key agencies responsible for public safety and wellbeing, in order to to reduce crime and disorder and the fear of such. In addition, we aim to reassure the community of North Bournemouth through regular meetings and updates organised and held by the various Safer Neighbourhood teams that operate throughout North Bournemouth

Inspector Mike Claxton

Bournemouth North Neighbourhood Inspector

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Map of the Townsend 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 Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

Settlements located within Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Bournemouth Town Dorset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Supermarket19
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Stone Gardens9
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Shopping Area3
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Castle Lane West3
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Throop Close3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Supermarket20
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Castle Lane West12
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Yeomans Way8
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Jewell Road7
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near A30606

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Supermarket31
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Castle Lane West7
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Birch Drive4
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Watton Close4
BournemouthtownDorsetOn or near Yeomans Way4

Neighbourhood Events for Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=813 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 Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Lee Tharme 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.

Anna Lillywhite 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.

Nicola Sharpe 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.

Gareth Gosling 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.

Kim Sayles 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 Townsend 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: 16/09/2009

Action dated: 16/09/2009

Street Crime Within Townsend Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
A3060 Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Barrow Way Other theft Under investigation
Castle Lane East Other theft Under investigation
Castle Lane East Public order Awaiting court outcome
Castle Lane West Anti-social behaviour
Castle Lane West Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Castle Lane West Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Cowdrey Gardens Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Cowdrey Gardens Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hastings Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hopkins Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Ibbertson Close Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Jewell Road Criminal damage and arson Further investigation is not in the public interest
Jewell Road Public order Under investigation
Mountbatten Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Noyce Gardens Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Shopping Area Anti-social behaviour
Shopping Area Anti-social behaviour
Shopping Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Stone Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Stone Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Stone Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Stone Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Stone Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Stone Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Stone Gardens Other theft Under investigation
Stone Gardens Other theft Under investigation
Stone Gardens Public order Under investigation
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Supermarket Other theft Under investigation
Supermarket Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Supermarket Other theft Unable to prosecute suspect
Supermarket Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Supermarket Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Supermarket Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Unable to prosecute suspect
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Formal action is not in the public interest
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Swansbury Drive Public order Under investigation
Swansbury Drive Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Throop Close Anti-social behaviour
Throop Close Anti-social behaviour
Throop Close Anti-social behaviour
Tyrrell Gardens Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Watton Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Watton Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Wilverley Avenue Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Woodbury Avenue Theft from the person Under investigation
Yeomans Way Anti-social behaviour
Yeomans Way Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified