Official reopening of refurbished Hastings police station

04/02/2016

Hastings police station was officially reopened by Lord Lieutenant Peter Field on Wednesday, 3 February.

The Lord Lieutenant was joined by Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne, Chief Constable Giles York, East Sussex’s Divisional Commander Temporary Chief Superintendent Di Roskilly and local VIPs from partner agencies and local government.

The site has been refurbished to provide a better working environment for police officers and staff members enabling a more flexible working environment and a service fit for the future.

VIPs were treated to a tour of the police station and given an insight into how their local police work on a daily basis. This tour included the new briefing rooms, break away areas, and new technology which will improve policing services and the working environment.

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said: “I was delighted to join officers, staff and partners at the official re-opening of Hastings Police Station following its extensive refurbishment.

“The building has been remodelled with new operational technology installed and a much brighter and welcoming décor. Officers and staff who work there told me that they are really enjoying the new environment.

“The refurbishment of many of our county’s police stations is part of a wider £20m investment programme designed to modernise and improve Sussex Police stations. The current estate includes a mix of Victorian and 1960s buildings that are no longer fit for purpose with high running costs and layouts that don’t support modern policing requirements.”

CC Giles York, said: “Hasting’s forward thinking police officers and staff members have always been incredibly good at working closely with partners to protect vulnerable people and catch criminals. I truly believe that these new facilities will further enable them to provide the very best service to the public.”

 

 

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