Police custody suite reopens at Chelmsford station

Mick Ferris

The final section the newly refurbished Chelmsford police station has now reopened.

The custody facility, which is in the heart of the town centre, reopened on Friday September 17.

The station houses a wide range of specialist teams, who often work jointly on investigations.

They include teams from the Criminal Investigation Department and Crime and Public Protection Command, including our Domestic Abuse Investigation Teams (DAIT) and Police Online Investigation Team (POLIT).

The station is also used as a base for response officers in our Local Policing teams and officers in our Community Policing teams.

The front counter staff returned to the station earlier this year, which is open to the public from 9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday.

Chief Superintendent Tom Simons said: “I’m really proud of the facility here at Chelmsford police station and it’s a fantastic work environment for myself and my teams.

“But the important thing is that we’re here in the heart of your community, in Chelmsford town centre, keeping you safe and catching criminals.

Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “Well done to the teams who have worked so hard to make this happen and thank you to everyone who had continued to provide a great service to the public despite the changes that have been taking place.

“The refurbishment of Chelmsford is part of my extensive modernisation programme for the force’s estate and it represents a significant investment in policing.”

Mick Ferris

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