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Bournemouth’s new police station opened its doors to the public at 7am on Wednesday, 24 November 2010.
This new police station, which took approximately 21 months to build, is situated opposite the old police station
on Madeira Road.
The new police station will provide Bournemouth with a fit-for-purpose facility that can hold a greater number of detainees – there are 34 cells in the new station, compared to 18 in the old police station.
It also has modern working facilities for the staff and officers based within it, not just in the enquiry office and custody block, but also in the open plan office space that has been created on the first floor of the building too.
Chief Superintendent Gill Donnell was the Criminal Justice Divisional Commander during the new police station’s creation. She said:
“I’m delighted that this new police station is now open to the public.
“This building gives us fit-for-purpose facilities to assist us in delivering the best possible level of policing in Bournemouth.
“The new police station provides a much more welcoming environment for members of the public that need to come
into the station to see us.
“Importantly, the new station has almost doubled the number of cells that we have at our disposal in Bournemouth.
"When compared to Bournemouth’s old police station, this new facility provides us with a much safer environment to
hold the people that we bring into our custody and care.
“This new police station is still located in the town centre and is just around the corner from the old station, situated on the opposite side of Madeira Road.”
The police station will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.