MIL-OSI Security: Brixton Police Station front counter to be moved temporarily to allow for refurbishment

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Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

Brixton Police Station is an important site for the Metropolitan Police Service within Lambeth however, its current configuration fails to provide a modern policing facility and the building is in need of refurbishment.

To allow this refurbishment to take place, the station’s front counter will temporarily relocate to a van stationed directly outside the front doors of Brixton Police Station. Refurbishment of the station is expected to take around six weeks.

The front counter at Brixton Police Station will close at 07:00hrs on Monday, 28 June. The van-based front counter outside will open at exactly the same time on this day to ensure no gap in services to the public. Officers and staff will remain in contact with the public and partners throughout the refurbishment process.

Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, in charge of policing for Lambeth Borough, said: “Brixton Police Station is being refurbished to ensure the building is up to date and provides staff with the facilities and equipment they need to provide the best possible service to our communities.

“After a brief period of closure, the front counter will re-open as a vastly improved facility.

“While the refurbishment is taking place, we will have a temporary 24/7 front counter situated directly outside Brixton Police Station for communities in the local area.

“Our top priority is ensuring members of the public can access the help they need and there are a range of ways for the public to contact the police, including online via our website, on the phone via 101 or 999 in the case of an emergency. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

As a result of COVID-19, we continue to ask people to follow the measures set out by the government, and to use our online services where possible.

This includes reporting crimes using our online service rather than visiting a front counter.

In an emergency they should continue to call 999 or 101 if it us urgent.

While the planned date for this works remains accurate at the time of writing, delays to the timeline may occur as a result of COVID-19 or other reasons. Where this does happen, we will endeavour to communicate updated timelines with you as soon as possible.

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