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Police Stations (184A/22)


This is a request for information about police stations and front counters that have been opened or re-opened in the past ten years.

Please could you provide the number of police stations with front counters that have been opened or re-opened since January 1, 2011.

The data should be broken down by the date when the front counter was opened, and should include the address of the station.

If a police station is one that has been re-opened, could you please include the date it was initially closed.

If the facility is a new police station or front counter, could you please provide the cost paid for the facility.


Please find attached our response.

Please note that the Home Office defines a ‘Police Station’ as ‘having a counter open to the public for at least part of the day’.

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.