Sta­tion re­vamp puts police, PCSOs and de­tec­tives all in same place

Macclesfield Express - - DRUG DEALERS SENTENCED -

A RE­VAMP of Mac­cles­field police sta­tion was given the seal of ap­proval by police chiefs.

Chief Con­sta­ble Si­mon Byrne and Cheshire Police and Crime Com­mis­sioner John Dwyer vis­ited the Brunswick Street build­ing to of­fi­cially open the re­fur­bished premises.

The changes to the sta­tion, which opened in 1974, were made af­ter last sum­mer’s or­gan­i­sa­tional shift which made Mac­cles­field the cen­tral ‘hub’ for Poyn­ton, Wilm­slow, Con­gle­ton and Knutsford polic­ing units.

It puts de­tec­tives, of­fi­cers and PCSOs in the same room for the first time.

Chief Con­sta­ble Byrne said: “A good work­ing en­vi­ron­ment with ac­cess to the lat­est tech­nol­ogy helps to make sure our staff are ready to pro­vide an out­stand­ing ser­vice. When the new lo­cal polic­ing units were in­tro­duced it was recog­nised that we needed to make sure staff had ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion where they need it and when they need it and that they share in­tel­li­gence as a team to get the best re­sults for vic­tims.

Com­mis­sioner Dwyer said: “It was great to see the work that has gone into re­mod­elling the sta­tion to en­sure it is fit for pur­pose.”

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