Borehamwood police station is to be expanded after the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire has confirmed plans to make the station larger with more facilities for officers and staff.
There will also be extra provision for the public with new spaces created for interviews and victim statements to be taken.
Additional space is also required for the extra officers who are stationed in the borough following an uplift in numbers as part of Hertfordshire’s largest ever police force.
While sanctioning the expansion Commissioner David Lloyd also authorised the signing of the lease for the station to remain on the site for another 17 years.
The police moved to the Hertsmere Borough Council officers, in Elstree Way, seven years ago, to enhance partnership working and achieve cost efficiencies.
Mr 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 operation police station with over 150 staff and officers, available to them. For non-emergency matters anyone can make an appointment to speak to an officer by going online or calling 101.”
“These stations have hundreds of officers to serve their local communities including neighbourhood, emergency and detective teams. They are open to the public if you call ahead to make an appointment.”