Cumbria

Community police get new base in Barrow

Community police officers in a south Cumbria town now have their own base.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team that covers Barrow Island and the central areas of the town has moved to a "one stop shop" on Dalton Road.

It brings the team of twelve under the same roof as neighbourhood wardens, the local crime and disorder reduction partnership and Furness Enterprise.

The move aims to give officers a more visible presence in the town, and share information more effectively.

The office will be open to members of the public who want help or advice on community issues.

However, the police station on Market Street will remain the main point for the public to report crimes and meet with officers face-to-face.

In November, the force announced it was reducing the number of neighbourhood policing teams from 21 to 10 over the next five years in a bid to cut costs.

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