London’s police chief opens new Alperton base
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A new £10.5m police deployment base in Alperton with enough room for 400 officers and 100 vehicles has been officially opened by London’s police chief.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner was joined by Stephen Greenhalgh, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, in commemorating the multi-million pound base in Athlon Road.
In July 2012, Brent Council gave the green light to plans which saw the Met’s existing garage reduce to rubble and replaced with a state of the art deployment station.
The new base boasts a sizeable open plan work space, changing and rest facilities and a gym. Other features include a secure witness suite for interviews and external facilities for dog units.
The centre will also accommodate a Territorial Support Group – which polices riots – and the dogs division previously housed at Finchley Traffic Garage in High Road, Finchley.
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West Drayton Police Station in Station Road, West Drayton respectively.
The commissioner said: “The new Alperton Police Base is an excellent example of how improving the Metropolitan Police estate enables us to get more officers out on the streets, cut crime, cut costs and provide total care for Londoners.”
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