High Sheriff official opens new Oakham police office
The new police building in Oakham has been officially opened.
Officers and staff moved into the premises, which had been built in the car park at the back of the old police station, in June.
The building, in Station Road, was officially opened at 1pm on Thursday last week by the High Sheriff of Rutland, Andrew Brown. He was joined by Chief Constable Simon Cole and the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Clive Loader.
Sir Clive Loader said: “It’s great to see that police officers are now working from a smart, modern and cost effective building in the heart of Oakham which will continue to serve the communities of Rutland well.
“As part of the savings programme, I am keen to see as many of the old, oversized, and very expensive to run and maintain police stations being replaced with these smaller hubs which are much better value for money.”
When officers and staff moved into the new building earlier this year, the front counter service also moved to Rutland County Council’s Catmose offices.
Eastern Counties Neighbourhood Policing Area Commander, Inspector Gav Drummond, said: “Officers are really pleased to be working from the new building which is very near the centre of the town and helps them to be a visible presence.
“It’s great to be working from a building that is fit for modern policing.”
The former Oakham Police Station has been sold to Oakham School.