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Police Stations (694A/21)

Request

Can you please answer the following on behalf of your force:

How many force police stations in operation at the start of 2010 are no longer operational? Please provide the name and address for each.

How many force police stations closed since the start of 2010 had a public front counter where the public could speak to an enquiry officer? Please provide the name and address for each.

How many force police stations are currently planned for closure? Please provide the name and address for each, and the expected date of closure (as accurately as is possible).

How many of those stations currently planned for closure have a public front counter? Please provide the name and address for each.

How many police stations does the force currently have open? Please provide the name and address for each.

How many police stations with a public front counter does the force currently have open? Please provide the name and address for each.

Response

The attached workbook (694A_21_attachment.xlsx) outlines the properties that no longer have front counters and the dates of each closure. It also contains a list of properties that have been sold in that period, addresses and when.

It should be noted that Home Office definition of ‘police stations’ are those ‘having a counter open to the public for at least part of the day’ and as such this workbook has been compiled.

The current strategy for the closure of WMP properties can be found on the WMPCC website (Estates Programme 2018), no further amendments to this document are available.

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.

Attachments

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