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Active and closed police stations (1280A/20)


This is a request for information about the number of active police stations which fall under the force’s remit, and the number that have closed in the last decade.

Please could you provide the number of active police stations, along with the address of each.

Could you also provide the number of police stations that have closed over the last ten years.

Could these be broken down by the month they closed, and if possible could the address be provided too.

By ‘active,’ I mean a facility with a physical public facing counter.


Please find attached our response.


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  • The term Police Station is defined by the Home Office and describes is a police building which has a counter open to the public for at least part of the day.
  • We are unable to determine when public facilities are made available at any police property as they may have had the facility for a while and then not so we are unable to provide accurate information on this point.
  • The spreadsheet has been collated from returns produced at the end of each financial year for Accountancy, so the indicator advising of a public counter in operation is ‘as at 31 March’ for each year.
  • Properties with a 1 and highlighted in green are the current public facilities, other properties indicated with a zero were former locations

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police website.


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