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Police in Taunton have moved to their new home in Deane House, co-located with Taunton Deane Borough Council.
The new Taunton police station contains a police enquiry desk, a base for local police officers and the coroner’s office.
The police enquiry desk will open:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-4.30pm
- Wednesday 9:30-4.30pm
Chief Inspector Lisa Simpson said: “We are looking forward to making our new station home. It will significantly improve our working environment and most importantly will maintain our policing presence in Taunton. We are sad to leave the old building given the history for generations of officers and staff, but it is no longer efficient or practical.
“Crucially, co-locating with our colleagues in Taunton Deane provides a one-stop-shop for our communities to access police and council services, allowing us all to get to the heart of complex issues much more swiftly and with the right team.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “Residents tell me that investment in police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) is important to them and releasing assets like over-sized and under used police buildings to invest in the frontline is really important. Co-locating and joining our partners not only ensures value for money for residents and taxpayers it is also more convenient for local people by offering multiple services in one place. Our new facilities at Deane House are open, bright and welcoming. I would like to thank Taunton Deane Borough Council for supporting this collaborative approach.”
The new police station replaces the old station at Upper High Street, Shuttern. This is considerably larger than we need and is in need of significant investment. The new building will enable open-plan working in a space that is flexible and can be adapted for our future needs.