Chelmsford: Newly refurbished police station re-opens
Main article content
The front counter of the newly refurbished Chelmsford Police Station has reopened to the public seven days a week following an extensive refurbishment of the New Street building.
Residents and those who need our help will be able to visit the front counter from 9am to 5pm seven days a week from Monday 5 July.
The temporary front counter in Kingston Avenue at the Essex Police headquarters site has therefore now closed.
Chelmsford Police Station and its front counter were closed to the public in 2019 as the building underwent a complete refurbishment as part of a continuing programme to recruit more police officers and special constables across the County and to modernise buildings across the Essex Police estate.
Other recent improvements include the full, 24/7 service resuming at the custody suite at Clacton Police Station earlier this year and updated interview rooms there and at other locations with the latest digital equipment.
Both Essex Police and the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner are committed to investing in key police stations to ensure they are efficient and fit for the needs of modern policing both now and in the future.
Under the project, the investment in Chelmsford Police Station has resulted in a professional, modern working environment in the City Centre which enables our team to deliver the very best service to members of the public.
Staff and officers are now returning to the building which will be fully operational by September.
Chief Inspector Stephen Scott-Haynes, District Commander for Chelmsford and Maldon (pictured front), said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be reopening the front counter of our newly refurbished police station.
“Although the station has been closed for some time, my officers and I have remained in the heart of the Chelmsford community, keeping you safe, being visible and doing all we can to catch criminals and prevent and detect crime.
“We look forward to welcoming members of the public back into our station so we can continue to be there for those people who need our help.”
Although we recognise it is our officers and not buildings that prevent and detect crime, our growing force is committed to having centrally located modern buildings which can house our hundreds of new officers and provide a fit-for-purpose working environment that enables them to continue to keep you safe, catch criminals and prevent crime.
The 1970s building now has modern open plan offices providing a layout that allows for closer working between our teams and for staff and officers to work in a more agile way.