Issued on 8/1/18 at 9:04 a.m.
From today (Monday 8 January) police officers in Coalville are moving into their new office at the back of the fire station on Broad Street.
The old building on Ashby Road had become too big for modern policing purposes and was expensive to run and costly to repair. The site has already been sold to a housing developer.
The new smaller more efficient office will accommodate the Dedicated Neighbourhood Officers (DNOs) and the Neighbourhood Investigation Unit (NIU). It will not be open to the public as police front enquiry staff are based in the reception of North West Leicestershire District Council on Whitwick Road.
Leicestershire Police is committed to being based in the heart of communities and the move does not mean there will be less officers in the area. The local policing presence will remain the same. Officers will continue to use the five neighbourhood offices that are based in a range of buildings across the area patrolling and working as they do now.
Leicestershire Police’s estate is under constant review to ensure its buildings remain fit for purpose and represents an efficient and effective use of taxpayers’ money.