People of Syston have been reassured officers will be more visible and remain in the heart of the community thanks to help from the town council.
The police station on Melton Road, Syston, has been earmarked for closure because Leicestershire Police bosses say it’s too big for future policing requirements and is inefficient and expensive to run.
But now Syston Town Council has kindly offered local officers a room in their offices on School Street - so the dedicated neighbourhood team can now stay in the town and not have to travel to and from Loughborough.
However, the office will not be open to members of the public - it will be used solely as an office for police officers.
Inspector Tracey Willetts, Commander of the new Charnwood Neighbourhood Policing Area said; “I’m absolutely delighted the town council has agreed to let the dedicated neighbourhood beat team use an office in their building. I firmly believe it will enhance our service to the community and build on our already close relationship with the council.”
Catherine Voyce, Syston Town Manager, said; “The town council recognise the benefits of working with the police in creating a safer environment for the town. Our offices are in the centre of Syston which places the police in the heart of the community.”
Leicestershire Police currently has eight neighbourhood offices in the South Charnwood area in schools, council rooms and community centres which means officers can start and finish their shifts on their beat.