Yeovil police station to become a more welcoming environment
By abbie_yeovil | Monday, September 03, 2012, 15:20
Yeovil police station's front office is in the midst of a make-over which aims to make it a more welcoming environment.
Yeovil police station
The renovation work on the building included refurbishing the office and relocating the public entrance and front office. Additional rooms have been built and old rooms have been revamped and updated.
Superintendent Mike Prior felt the rooms were out of date and needed to have more of a calming atmosphere:
"Yeovil Police Station was built in 1974 and the front office has not had a significant upgrade since then.
"The new facilities will have improved disability access and will be more user-friendly.
"People who come into the station to report a crime are often understandably distressed by their ordeal and we want to make sure the front office is a more suitable and welcoming environment."
The project forms part of the final stages of a refurbishment project to renovate the whole building. The updated offices will be opened on September 11.
The office will be closed on Monday September 10 so if any member of the public needs to speak with an officer on that day, a mobile police station situated in front of the building will offer a restricted service.
Opening times of the mobile office can be found on the Yeovil beat page. For more information call the police on 101.