The relocation of the Police base in Prudhoe has been under consideration for a long time.
The Police & Crime Commissioner has agreed the base will now move to The Spetchells Centre on Front Street Prudhoe. (a few yards from it’s current location)
The move will take place during the week commencing the 4th December 2017
The police public enquiries desk will be situated on the ground floor next to the Karbon Homes and the centre’s librarian desk.
There is also an office space for the police to use on the first floor.
There is provision for a private room to speak with officers and staff, which is the case in the current building.
Hours of operation will remain as they are currently are & therefore no change to the service provided.
The cells in Prudhoe are not currently used and have not been for a number of years.
It has been agreed with the local supermarket Co-Op that operational police vehicles will be permitted to use their nearby car park.
The weather phone will be outside the centre, the telephone will be answered by a control room member of staff who will have access to information to ascertain where the nearest Police officer is located.
The centre will be used mainly by the Neighbourhood Policing team.
The service provided by the office staff, neighbourhood team and 24 / 7 cover will be the same as at present.
Neighbourhood Policing teams have used community premises for many years including supermarkets, shopping centres and Schools.
Making them more accessible to the public.
The greater use of mobile telephones and online reporting has changed the methods that the Public prefer to contact the Police, the office facility is being retained for the peak period of calls.
The PCC has not announced what will happen to the current building but it is presumed it will be sold.
The office of the Police & Crime Commissioner can be contacted if residents have any concerns about the move – Click here
The East Tynedale Policing team information – Click here
Crime figures for East Tynedale – Click here