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Police Station Closures (2062_15)


1.         How many police stations/police front counter offices/local police/sub offices have closed in your force area since May 2010?

2.         How many police stations/police front counter offices/local police/sub offices are expected to close over the next five years?


Please find attached and below our response.

Question 1 – Please see attached.

Question 2 – We do not have approval from the PCC to close any buildings other than those already publicised at time of writing.  The following link should provide information on police stations closures in the West Midlands Police force area:

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.