Hi-tech mobile police station hits the streets

Police in Stockport are introducing a new mobile police station to put them at the heart of the community.

May 21, 2008
By Paul Jacques

Police in Stockport are introducing a new mobile police station to put them at the heart of the community.

The state-of-the-art station will be positioned in identified hotspots to provide a visible presence, deter criminal activity and enable officers to have immediate access to the community. It will also be used during operations and major incidents.

The station has been built with a hi-tech public enquiry counter that has a direct computer link to the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) network and a wheelchair access lift, which is the first of its kind in a mobile vehicle in GMP. Crime prevention messages can also be screened on a television within the unit.

The public will be able to report crimes, receive crime prevention advice and discuss crime and disorder issues that cause them concern.

Chief Inspector Stuart Barton, Stockport division of GMP, said: “This new station is a vital tool in helping us to fight crime and the modern facilities will assist officers in carrying out their role even more efficiently.”

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