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Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Local Neighbourhood

Poole North is a diverse area that includes large residential areas, places of public entertainment, schools, shopping areas, industrial estates and retail parks alongside heathland areas that are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

The policing of the area is strongly focused on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the area for work or recreation.

Our patrol officers provide a resilient, effective 24 hour policing capability responding to the wide range of incidents and emergencies that can occur in the area. These officers work closely with our Safer Neighbourhood Teams to provide an effective policing service that recognises and responds to the priorities of the community and yet is available to deal with the full spectrum of services required from the police.

The Safer Neighbourhood Teams are dedicated to specific areas and consist of Police Officers, Police Community Support Officers and Volunteers working in close partnership with other agencies and the local communities to tackle issues and secure long term solutions.

This approach has proven it’s value. Crime in the area continues to reduce, in the last year overall crime has reduced by 9.2%. Overall anti-social behaviour has seen an even more significant reduction, specifically rowdy nuisance and inconsiderate behaviour has reduced by 30.3%. This shows how our partnership approach and community support works to secure a better quality of life.

We will continue to build upon these successes and will never tire in our work to drive down crime and anti-social behaviour. We will support our communities but will deal robustly with offenders.

The Safer Neighbourhood Teams are always interested to hear from members of the public and I would encourage you to contact them to discuss any issues that concern you.

Inspector Ian Roe

Poole North Neighbourhood Inspector

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Map of the Broadstone and Merley 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 Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

The Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team is policed by the Dorset Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Canford Magna Village Dorset
Corfe Mullen Village Dorset
Merley Village Dorset
Poole Town Dorset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
PooletownDorsetOn or near Supermarket16
MerleyvillageDorsetOn or near Selkirk Close4
MerleyvillageDorsetOn or near Sports/Recreation Area3
PooletownDorsetOn or near Broadstone Way3
PooletownDorsetOn or near Story Lane3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
PooletownDorsetOn or near Charborough Road11
PooletownDorsetOn or near Supermarket7
PooletownDorsetOn or near Cheam Road3
PooletownDorsetOn or near Grange Road2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
PooletownDorsetOn or near Macaulay Road5
PooletownDorsetOn or near Tudor Road3
PooletownDorsetOn or near Supermarket3
PooletownDorsetOn or near Story Lane2

Neighbourhood Events for Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team

TitleDescriptionDates
Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=980 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 Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Caroline Walton 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.

Darren Gravenor 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.

Adrian Thompson 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.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team

IssueActionDates

Priority 1 - Underage drinking

Priority 2 - Anti-Social Behaviour

Priority 3 - Speeding

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http://www.dorset.police.uk/Default.aspx?page=980

Issue dated: 04/12/2009

Action dated: 04/12/2009

Street Crime Within Broadstone and Merley Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Ambleside Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Ashwood Drive Anti-social behaviour
Barn Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Bognor Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Bognor Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Broadstone Way Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Broadstone Way Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Broadstone Way Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Caesar'S Way Anti-social behaviour
Chetwode Way Other theft Under investigation
Chichester Walk Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Cobham Way Bicycle theft Under investigation
Hawker Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Kirkway Anti-social behaviour
Lynwood Drive Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Macaulay Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Macaulay Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Merley House Lane Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Pedestrian Subway Bicycle theft Awaiting court outcome
Queen Anne Drive Anti-social behaviour
Queen Anne Drive Anti-social behaviour
Ribble Close Anti-social behaviour
Selkirk Close Anti-social behaviour
Selkirk Close Anti-social behaviour
Selkirk Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Selkirk Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sopwith Crescent Anti-social behaviour
Sports/Recreation Area Anti-social behaviour
Sports/Recreation Area Anti-social behaviour
Sports/Recreation Area Burglary Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Anti-social behaviour
Springdale Avenue Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Station Approach Bicycle theft Under investigation
Story Lane Anti-social behaviour
Story Lane Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Story Lane Drugs Under investigation
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Supermarket Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Supermarket Public order Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Shoplifting Under investigation
Supermarket Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Supermarket Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sydney Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Sydney Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
The Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Theatre/Concert Hall Anti-social behaviour
Turnworth Close Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Turnworth Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Wallace Road Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified