Hampshire Police Front Desks Close

16 March 2012, 19:13 | Updated: 16 March 2012, 19:17

As part of plans Hampshire Police to save more than 40 million pounds by 2015 - some of their front desks have closed

It means people won't be able to walk in and report a crime at least 17 stations - including Tadley, Whitchurch, Farnborough, Fleet and Yateley.

People will have to dial the non-emergency number 101 or travel further to stations in Basingstoke, Aldershot, Winchester, Andover and Alton for things that cannot be dealt with over the phone.

People can phone 101 from all non-emergency police matters such as reporting a crime, obtaining advice and information, or finding out about beat surgeries or other police events in their area. 

101 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and calls from landlines or mobile networks cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day or how long you are on the phone.

Through phoning 101, residents will also be able to arrange a visit by an officer at a mutually convenient time and place.