Borehamwood Police Station Moves into Hertsmere Borough Council Offices
After months of planning and building, police officers and PCSOs have moved into a new police station at Hertsmere Borough Council’s Civic Offices.

The police station, which is an extension of the existing council premises, was officially opened by Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd, Deputy Chief Constable Alison Roome-Gifford, Council Leader Cllr Morris Bright and Chief Executive of the Council Donald Graham on Friday (July 25).

Commissioner Lloyd said: “I am delighted to be a part of the official opening of the new Borehamwood Police Station and to continue our very positive partnership with the council in our efforts to make Hertsmere, and the whole county, an even safer place.”

“Partnership working is the key to effective policing and community safety - the move to shared police and council accommodation in Hertsmere will further improve an already strong relationship and sets a blueprint for other parts of the county.”

Hertsmere Chief Inspector Dean Patient said: “We are very pleased to have re-located across the road from the old station into a new building, which will save money, improve efficiency, operational activity and partnership working with the local authority.  

“However, members of the public will not notice any difference to the service they get from the Constabulary because your police officers and PCSOs will continue to spend the majority of their time out and about dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour.” 

Deputy Chief Constable Alison Roome-Gifford, said: “We inherited Borehamwood Police Station from the Metropolitan Police in 2000 but it was built in 1968 and is now both out-dated and under-utilised.  These are exciting times as the new fit-for-purpose building provides a more modern patrol base for officers, who are now also equipped with mobile data devices so they can investigate crimes and incidents ‘on the go.’ 

“The new building will also improve already excellent working relationships with the local authority to help us deal with crime trends and anti-social behaviour.”

The first police station to co-locate with a council was in Rickmansworth in 2011. 

Donald Graham, Chief Executive of Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to officially welcome the police to their new home at the Civic Offices. Having the police located here will strengthen our existing partnership and help us to better serve our local community through joint initiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour and targeted campaigns to positively affect localised crime trends.

“We try to be at the centre of Hertsmere life and value working with other local organisations to improve the lives of our residents. Having both the police and Hertfordshire NHS Partnership located with us at the Civic Offices creates a multi-purpose public sector cluster, which means we can more efficiently serve the needs of our communities.”

The best way to contact your local police is by telephone (999 in an emergency and 101* for all other calls) or attending a neighbourhood surgery – these are advertised on where you will find lots of useful information about crime prevention and the local neighbourhood priorities.

Like the old station, there is no front counter service but members of the public who visit can use the free telephone outside to speak to the Force Communication Room (FCR) or be put in contact with their Safer Neighbourhood Team.
The following police stations also have a fully staffed front desk: Watford (Shady Lane, WD17 1DD), Hatfield (Comet Way, AL10 9SJ), Stevenage (Lytton Way, SG1 1HF) and Hoddesdon (High Street, EN11 8BJ). All are open daily from 8am to 10pm (Sundays 10am to 8pm).

*Calls to 101 cost 15p for the duration of your call whether from a landline or mobile phone.