Borehamwood Police Station officially opened in small ceremony

Borehamwood Police Station officially opened in small ceremony

Officers moved into the new building a number of weeks ago, but the new station has now been officially opened in a small ceremony on Friday.

An extension of the existing council premises, the police station was officially opened by a number of special guests including Hertsmere Mayor Carey Keates and wife Pam Keates.

There is no front counter service but members of the public who visit can use the free telephone outside to speak to the Force Communication Room or be put in contact with their Safer Neighbourhood Team.

First published in News
Last updated
Borehamwood Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Police have officially moved into their new station at Hertsmere Borough Council’s civic offices.

Officers began working from the new building a number of weeks ago, but the new station was officially opened in a small ceremony on Friday.

An extension of the existing council premises, the police station was officially opened by Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd, Deputy Chief Constable Alison Roome-Gifford, council leader Cllr Morris Bright and council chief executive Donald Graham.

Cutting the ribbon at the opening, Mr Lloyd said: “I am delighted to be a part of the official opening of the new Borehamwood Police Station and to continue our very positive partnership with the council in our efforts to make Hertsmere, and the whole county, an even safer place.

“Partnership working is the key to effective policing and community safety - the move to shared police and council accommodation in Hertsmere will further improve an already strong relationship and sets a blueprint for other parts of the county.”

There is no front counter service but members of the public who visit can use the free telephone outside to speak to the force communication room or be put in contact with their Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Hertsmere Chief Inspector Dean Patient said: “We are very pleased to have relocated across the road from the old station into a new building, which will save money, improve efficiency, operational activity and partnership working with the local authority.”

Deputy Chief Constable Alison Roome-Gifford, added: “We inherited Borehamwood Police Station from the Metropolitan Police in 2000 but it was built in 1968 and is now both out-dated and under-utilised. These are exciting times as the new fit-for-purpose building provides a more modern patrol base for officers, who are now also equipped with mobile data devices so they can investigate crimes and incidents ‘on the go’.

“The new building will also improve already excellent working relationships with the local authority to help us deal with crime trends and anti-social behaviour.”

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:13am Tue 29 Jul 14

watfordman says...

borehamwood police have moved into a broom cupboard
borehamwood police have moved into a broom cupboard watfordman
  • Score: 10

9:13am Wed 30 Jul 14

John_W says...

watfordman wrote:
borehamwood police have moved into a broom cupboard
Perhaps if it is cramped and uncumfortable they will spend more time out on the streets preventing crime?
[quote][p][bold]watfordman[/bold] wrote: borehamwood police have moved into a broom cupboard[/p][/quote]Perhaps if it is cramped and uncumfortable they will spend more time out on the streets preventing crime? John_W
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree