On Wednesday 23rd November 2022 the Princes Risborough neighbourhood policing team moved into a new office located within the town’s fire station.
Officers and PCSOs can now work and patrol from this central base in the town following the closure of Princes Risborough police station.
In times of austerity, Thames Valley Police continues to focus on reducing non-staff costs and protecting our people. As an underutilised building in need of some maintenance, the police station did not represent a cost-effective use of public money and has now been sold. The team’s new home with Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is only a few minutes walk down the road.
Superintendent Emma Burroughs, Commander for the South Buckinghamshire local policing area, said: ‘Following the closure of the police station, I felt it was so important for us to retain a base here in Princes Risborough and it’s great that this new location also helps to strengthen links with our emergency service partners.
I know the team are keen to keep up their contact with local communities and from their new office near the centre of town, it is an ideal position to conduct their patrols from.
Whilst the team’s office in the fire station won’t be accessible to the public, this was also the case with the police station. A yellow phone will be placed outside the office that will connect you directly with the force’s Contact Centre who handle all 101 calls and online reports.
You can get in touch with the team from your own home using the contact us form on our website or by calling 101 and asking to speak to the Princes Risborough neighbourhood team.‘
*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.