Alliance comments on police station closure plan

Alliance Party Justice Spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has given a broad endorsement to plans from the Chief Constable to rationalize the police estate.

Stephen Farry stated: “It is critical that the limited resources available for policing are used most efficiently and effectively.

“The priority must be directing resources to front line and visable policing in the community. This entails both tackling bureaucracy and examining the relevance of police stations on their individual merits.

“Too many small and redundant stations can be counter productive, especially if they tie up officers on security detail.

“The Chief Constable now needs to articulate how for a more mobile and flexible organisation can provide a more effective service to the community and combat the dissident terrorist threat.

“It is critical that capital receipts from the police estate can be reinvested in policing.”


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