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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Police to relocate to new Dalton base

POLICE in Dalton are due to relocate to a new base in the town next week.

The team will relocate to the Drill Hall in Nelson Street on Tuesday after the old police station was identified as not being fit for purpose.

The old building in Station Road is now set to be put up for sale.

The move is part of the constabulary’s review of the police estate in Cumbria which has identified a number of police buildings that it says are underused and expensive to run.

Police officers will continue to operate as normal in Dalton and the constabulary has said police presence and service will not be affected.

Superintendent Mark Pannone, who is in charge of policing across South Cumbria, said members of the public will continue to see officers on the streets and they can attend weekly surgeries or make appointments to meet with police officers at their convenience.

He said: “The policing team in Dalton will move to a new base November 6 but apart from officers working from different desks, there will be no change to the policing team or the service we deliver to the local community.

“Policing teams now have access to technology which means officers and PCSOs are spending more time out in the community rather than in the office so the building was underused and very expensive to maintain.

“A review into police front counter services is ongoing. The public can use the front counter at Barrow or Ulverston police stations if they need to and both stations are nearby – only four or five miles away.

“We want to make access to our services as convenient as possible so have listened to the community who wanted us to arrange weekly surgeries which will be advertised locally.”

Have your say

why can senior police officers not just tell things as they are ? I will re write supt Pannone's blurb " Because of the financial constraints on the service we are unable to provide an acceptable level of visible policing and things will get worse ."

Posted by concerned on 14 November 2012 at 21:31

What utter rubbish. When did anyone last see a constable on foot in the town ? Isn't it true that Dalton's officers spend more time in Barrow and Ulverston, which is NOT in our police area by the way but comes under Kendal
Supt Pattone needs to tell the truth not lies.

Posted by K,Hardman on 14 November 2012 at 17:36

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