Many police station front desks closed before I took office in May 2016 due to a decline in footfall. I have since re-opened Newquay and have plans to re-open Tiverton later this year.
I believe now is the time with the biggest investment in over a decade in policing to improve access to the police and re-open those that will be used.
We have all paid more in our council tax and received an uplift from the commitment from Boris Johnson of 20,000 extra police officers. For Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly this equates to 498 extra. Many are in training now (it takes 3 years) or about to be recruited but we've already got 317 recruited so far.
Which one do you want to see re-open near you? And what would you like to see available? Take my survey and let me know