Officers from Corbridge Police Station are relocating to nearby premises within Corbridge Middle School on Cow Lane in the town.
Officers will be moved in before the start of the school term on Wednesday, September 2 – it gives police a base in the heart of the community.
This relocation maintains a policing presence in Corbridge and provides office accommodation for officers to work from when policing the local area. The new permanent base, like the old police building, offers the same police assistance by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency.
Our older police buildings are expensive to run and maintain and the force needs to ensure it gets the best value for the money it spends on all aspects of policing, including office accommodation.
Relocating officers to share premises with other public services, including schools, will enable the force to ensure officers remain within their communities while reducing costs. The savings made will enable the Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird to invest these in policing Northumbria.
Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams can be contacted on 101, extension 69191, via the Northumbria Police website, www.northumbria.police.uk