The police station in Borehamwood is to be expanded to create more facilities for officers and staff.

The station at Hertsmere Civic Centre in Borehamwood will also provide extra space for interviews and victim statements from members of the public.

However, the expansion does not include the return of a front desk, which shut in 2013.

Hertfordshire Constabulary moved its local officers to the council offices in Elstree Way seven years ago. A new lease has been agreed to keep officers there for another 17 years.

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: “The public constantly tell me that they want to see local stations retained in their areas. This is happening in Hertfordshire, unlike some other parts of the country, and it is part of the strong neighbourhood policing model the chief constable and I are committed to.

“As well as community beat officers, emergency intervention teams and detectives are also based at the station.

“Hertsmere residents and businesses have this fully operational police station with over 150 staff and officers, available to them.

“They are open to the public if you call ahead to make an appointment.”