Changes for Oundle police station

Although the police department maintains a base on Glapthorn Road, they no longer provide a front office function accessible to the public.

Inspector, Daryl Lyon of Neighbourhood Policing said: ‘Staffing front offices was found to be greatly inconvenient due to its inefficiency and costly with very few people if any visiting the front offices each day.

‘Most members of the public now either call us or contact us via email or other communication method.’

The station houses two police departments, namely neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs who work from 8:00am to midnight, and a cross border team who work a 24/7 shift pattern. The cross border team consists of police officers from Northamptonshire as a well as a number of regional forces.

The staff at the station do not provide any public facing services, however.

There are police staff who are assigned to Oundle and their full time commitment is to patrol and problem solve in Oundle and surrounding areas. The station is their base for local response.

As always, in an emergency, when a life is at risk or a crime in progress, members of the public should contact 999.

To provide information on a crime, report a less urgent incident, or ask for advice and information, one should call the police on 101.

Giorgio Capuzzello
December 2017