Police Stations: Closures

Home Office written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Corston Baroness Corston Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police stations have closed in each county in England and Wales since 2010.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Home Office does not hold information centrally on the amount of police station closures across England and Wales.

Decisions on the use of resources, including police stations, are a matter for Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables as they best understand the needs of the communities they serve.

The Government has taken the unprecedented step to recruit 20,000 new officers over the next three years. This is in addition to the £1 billion increase in police funding this year as a result of the 2019/20 Police Funding settlement, including money raised through council tax and the serious violence funding.

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