Policing in Croydon
05/08/2013 16:09:00......Posted by Sara Bashford
The Police have informed us and hence this blog, that from Monday, 19 August, they will be adopting new opening hours for their public front counters and contact points across the borough.
This will mean that there will be one 24-hour front counter service at Croydon Police Station. A new public front counter service will also open at Berin Underwood House, in Windmill Road, Selhurst, which will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday inclusive.
A further five contact points across the borough will be open every Wednesday and Thursday evening between 19:00 and 20:00 and every Saturday afternoon between 14:00 and 15:00.
The five contact points will be at:
o Norbury Safer Neighbourhoods Team Base, 1342-1344 London Road, Norbury, SW16 4DG
o Thornton Heath Safer Neighbourhoods Team Base, 2 Parchmore Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 8LU
o New Addington Safer Neighbourhoods Team Base, 42 Central Parade, New Addington, CR0 0JD
o Purley Safer Neighbourhoods Team Base, 9-11 Whytecliffe Road South, Purley, CR8 2AY
o Addington Police Station, Addington Village Rd, Croydon, CR0 5AQ
This also means that the front counter services at Kenley and South Norwood police stations will close.
These changes are coming about as part of the preparation ahead of the new Local Policing Model, which will be introduced in Croydon in October this year. The Police hope that by making these changes, it will mean they will be able to provide a better service, by having more officers available to deploy on the streets. Over the next few months, they are significantly increasing the number of officers on neighbourhood teams and with these additional officers, we will be able to tackle local issues of crime and antisocial behaviour more effectively. The Selsdon and Ballards Team can be contacted on 020 8721 2464 and you can call 101 at any time to speak to police regarding non-emergency issues, but always use 999 for an emergency.