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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fire and Police Share Station

Abbots Bromley Fire Station has doubled up as a police base as resident police officers take advantage of available space within the Fire Station.

"We are pleased to have the police officers based in one of our Fire Stations, as it will allow us work in closer partnership with Staffordshire Police benefiting both us and the local community."

East Staffordshire Area Commander, Mick Archer

Neighbourhood officers PC Richard Boulter and PCSO Jo Barrington will now be based within Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Abbots Bromley Fire Station, allowing them to communicate directly with the Fire Service as well as the local community.

Inspector Gary Haynes, neighbourhood policing Commander for Uttoxeter said: "Staffordshire Police are pleased to be able to link up with emergency services colleagues to provide a new police information point for people in Abbots Bromley and surrounding villages.

"Over the years, our neighbourhood police officers have forged strong links with local communities and this move to the fire and rescue services premises in Goose Lane will enable those links to continue.
 
Neighbourhood officers, PC Richard Boulter and PCSO Jo Barrington, will be based in the building although will spend the majority of their time out and about on their "patch" which also covers Draycott, Marchington, Newton and Admaston, Kingstone, Bramsall and the Leighs.

East Staffordshire Area Commander, Mick Archer said: "We are pleased to have the police officers based in one of our Fire Stations, as it will allow us work in closer partnership with Staffordshire Police benefiting both us and the local community."
 
Inspector Gary Haynes added: "There will be 24-hour telephone facilities at the new police post to enable callers to speak with police and PC Boulton and PCSO Barrington are happy to arrange to meet residents at the police post by prior appointment.

"The local non-emergency telephone number for police remains the same, 0300 123 44 55. In an emergency, always dial 999."