Local politicians Dan Byles MP and Cllr Peter Fowler investigate the long arm of the law
Local Coleshill politicians Dan Byles MP and Councillor Peter Fowler have visited the new Coleshill Police base in the Town Centre to see for themselves how policing in Coleshill has evolved.
Inspector Pat Devereux, the police inspector responsible for local policing, showed Dan Byles and Peter Fowler how the new system is bedding in and explained that all the officers and staff previously based at the old police station are now based in the town centre at the new police base. He explained that Coleshill residents can now access a police front desk in the Library, while policing operations are run out of of a police base right next door.
Local MP Dan Byles said: "This was my first opportunity to see the new system since it has had time to bed in, and I was impressed. I know that some people liked the old police station, but having the same level of police cover based in the town centre instead of a large expensive building on the edge of town is actually more effective."
Cllr Peter Fowler added: "I have been struck by local people who tell me that the front counter in the library is actually more convenient than the old station. Is right in the centre of town, and it makes the police feel more accessible."