Alfreton police station

New police station opens in Alfreton town centre

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Tue 29th November 2022

A new police station has opened in Alfreton, giving officers a base in the town centre for the first time in a number of years.

The new police station is in King Street and will be home to Alfreton’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT).

Officers were forced to move out of the town and force headquarters in Ripley nearly four years ago following a change of use to their original base in Hall Street.

The team remained active in Alfreton despite the closure of the police station and hold regular Cuppa with a Copper events to meet members of the public.

The new police station has recently been remodelled and refurbished to provide a suitable space for officers.

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster worked with Derbyshire Constabulary to ensure the return of a base for officers in Alfreton.

She said: “This is a significant milestone for the communities of Alfreton who will be pleased to welcome back their neighbourhood police officers to a base in the town centre.

“I have made it clear that I expect to see stronger and more visible policing across the county. This is what the public want. Increasing the number of officers and making sure they remain agile are best-placed to respond to the public is vital to making the force more effective and increasing public confidence.

“The return of an Alfreton police base to the town centre will provide reassurance to local people and will ensure our officers remain at the heart of community life.”