PCC Praises Redevelopment of Hemel Hempstead Station
Police and Crime Commissioner has praised ongoing redevelopment work at Hemel Hempstead police station.

The £1.9 million refurbishment at the site in Coombe Street was given the green light by David Lloyd last year, and on completion will position the station as the strategic policing base for the west of the county.
The custody area has been demolished to make way for a temporary structure, which comprises 36 cabins, over two floors. The police station will remain fully operational throughout the construction work and members of the public will still be able to attend appointments.
Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said:

"I’m pleased the improvements at Hemel Hempstead police station are well under way, enabling the Constabulary to continue operating from the centre of town, in the largest district in the county.”

The next phase of the development is due to get under way in January, with full completion expected by the end of 2019.
Chief Superintendent Matt Nicholls said:

“The current building is 60 years old and is no longer fit for purpose. This refurbishment will provide modern facilities and improved working conditions for officers and staff.

“It will also allow officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, Intervention (emergency response), Local Crime Unit and Community Safety Unit to be based in the same area of the building, allowing for better communication and, ultimately, an improved service for the public."