The Safer Neighbourhood Team covering Settle has moved into new premises.
The new offices are in a converted stable block on the site of the old police station in the town.
The station was officially opened at 2pm on Friday 23 March 2012.
The ceremony was conducted by Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell and County Councillor Bill Baugh, Vice Chairman of the North Yorkshire Police Authority.
Also in attendance were Settle Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Les Moorhouse, Acting District Commander, Acting Chief Inspector Craig Linton and Superintendent Barry Smith.
Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell said:
I am extremely pleased that we have been able to open the new station in the town. I believe that is important we keep officers based in the heart of the community they serve.
The new premises are the latest part of the ongoing work to ensure that the force’s estate is fit for purpose so that we are able to provide the very best service for our communities.
The new offices are more energy efficient meaning that the force is continuing the work to reduce its carbon footprint.
Mr Bill Baugh commented:
This is yet another example of our long-held commitment to not only keeping police officers and PCSOs in the heart of the communities they work with, but to do so in the most appropriate facilities so that they are able to do their job as effectively and efficiently as possible. I am absolutely certain that this new station will bring many benefits to the service received by the local people both now and in the years to come.
Sergeant Les Moorhouse said:
The fact that we have been able to maintain a station in the town is great.
I would like to thank the local community for the fantastic support they give us. Without their assistance we wouldn’t be able to keep Settle a safe place to live, work and visit.
Following the opening the force will consult with the local community to decide the future use of the previous police office. The dates for the consultation have yet to be decided.