The Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite, recently announced that he will be closing Cambridge's city centre police station. The PCC says that instead there will be a central Police Station/Information Point. We don’t want an information point. Our city needs a police station.
We, the undersigned, call on the PCC to commit to retaining a city centre police station in Cambridge with vehicle provision and a 24/7 capacity.
Why is this important?
Cambridge needs a city centre base for our police officers to be able to walk and cycle from, with patrol cars to be able to quickly respond to an emergency situation. Our city is growing fast, and copes with seven million visitors each year already. We need to maintain a high level of police presence on our streets. An information point is simply not good enough.