Find Out If Your Local Police Station Is Still Open

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It has been revealed in a Freedom of Information request that in the past eight years 26 police stations have been shut down in Devon and Cornwall. These figures were obtained from the buildings and estate department of the force and they relate to “freehold properties only and those that were specifically police stations”.

Name of Station Year of Closure
South Molton2010
Ashburton2011
Teignmouth2011
Tavistock2012
St Columb2012
Salcombe2012
Camelford2012
Brixham Shopfront2012
Bodmin Shopfront2012
Paignton2013
Devonport2013
Truro2014
Teignmouth Shopfront2014
Perranporth2014
Axminster2015
Chudleigh2015
Hayle2015
Plymouth Beacon Park Road2015
Plymstock2015
South Brent2015
Redruth2016
Dawlish Shopfront2016
Callington2016
Braunton2017
Dartmouth2017
Truro Shopfront2017

 

The closure of a station is not necessarily the end as the Devon and Cornwall Police noted that even though a station is closed, it may be co-located with a fire station, a new police station built or its teams operating from another base.

In 2017, according to Plymouth Live, the Devon and Cornwall Police made £3,330,400 from the sales of police stations. The report was made amidst the crippling cuts to the force’s funding by the government, which was affecting its effectiveness. Given the choice, the force has always stated that it would rather place all of its funds into frontline policing instead of properties.

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