Dorset Police, supported by the Police & Crime Commissioner, and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council are reaffirming their continued partnership commitment to drive forward improvements to help keep people in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole safe and make them feel safer.

The agencies, alongside Police & Crime Commissioner David Sidwick, held an online Facebook LIVE public meeting on Wednesday 5 June 2024 to address concerns about community safety following the tragic incident on Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth last month.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Callaghan and Chief Superintendent Heather Dixey, BCP LPA Commander, were joined by BCP’s Corporate Director for Wellbeing Jillian Kay, Sophie Sajic, Head of Public Protection, and Kelly Deane, Director of Housing and Communities, where they answered a range of questions from the public relating to violent crime, violence against women and girls, drugs, anti-social behaviour, CCTV coverage and monitoring, street drinking and begging, reporting intelligence and police visibility.

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While Dorset remains the seventh safest county in the country for crime, all agencies are aware that when serious violent and sexual incidents occur it can impact on how safe people feel.

We rely on our communities to tell us what is happening across the county and information received helps to inform the policing and council priorities, alongside targeted patrols. You can report matters to Dorset Police online via

Intelligence can be reported via the portal at

or via Crimestoppers.

Matters can be reported to BCP Council via

In addition, you can report locations where you feel or have felt unsafe and to identify the features on why that location made you feel unsafe via the national online tool StreetSafe: If you missed the Facebook LIVE event and want to watch it back to find out more about what the partners said, you can watch it by visiting: