Cramped cops set for move into council office

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POLICE in Bolsover are moving out of their station and into district council offices.

The town’s station on Lime Kilns Field was built in 1936 as a police house and office and became a station in 1992 for officers and staff working around the town but it is now deemed too small.

Police staff will move into their new offices at Sherwood Lodge on Oxcroft Lane on Monday.

Insp Graham Lamin, who is in charge of policing in Bolsover, said: “We had outgrown the old station and the move will improve the service we give.

“It will provide us with spacious accommodation, nearer the centre of the town, which will improve our working conditions and offer a better environment for members of the public who visit us.

“At the moment 40 reactive constables and five sergeants work from cramped offices.

“When you take into account the number of detectives and Safer Neighbourhood Team members, there are 60 to 70 people who work from the station.

“This is a great example of partnership working and best use of resources and is one of the first co-locations of council and police in the county. The council offices are only half a mile from the old station.

“It will take us a few days to complete the move but residents can rest assured that there will be a continuing policing service throughout the transfer period.”

The new police enquiry office will be open from 9.30am until 4pm during weekdays and 9am to 12.30pm on Saturdays.