New joint police and fire station opens

Suffolk Constabulary’s new police station in Ipswich opens for business on Tuesday 6th September.

The building located on Princes Street in the town, (postcode is IP11QJ) will be accessible to members of the public with an enquiry office open from Monday – Saturday (9am – 5pm) (excluding Bank Holidays)

The base, shared with the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and their staff, means the Museum Street base will be closed to the public.

Some of the facilities at the new base include:
• A dedicated office for the local policing team with capacity for other police functions to use as a drop-in facility
• Interview rooms for police
• Public enquiry office and reception area for police
• External help point telephone facility
• Car parking for operational police vehicle
• Visitor parking
• Joint training rooms

Inspector Dominic Mann said: “As well as being an operational base for police officers, this new building means that members of the public can come and visit our public enquiry office with their queries and questions as before. The enquiry office team are very much looking forward to support and help the public where they can.”

Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police Crime Commissioner said: “I’m really pleased to see our new police station in Ipswich opening to the public. This is a fantastic building and a new landmark for our county town.

“The joint station is another example of the significance of collaboration between police and fire in Suffolk where we are leading the way nationally. It is designed to optimise the operational response and effectiveness of both emergency services and I am particularly excited that the design details will help reduce the environmental impact of the building.”

Cllr Andrew Reid, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Public Protection, commented: “I am delighted that the police will join Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service in operating from the new state-of-the-art facility at Princes Street, which marks the 17th collaboration with emergency services, including ambulance colleagues.

“We have seen great benefits from this partnership so far, with it securing significant savings for our residents whilst enabling Suffolk’s blue light services to work together efficiently and effectively to continue to protect our county and best serve our communities.”