Chiswick Police Station 'Taking No Prisoners'
The custody suite is going to close in the New Year
The Metropolitan Police Service has decided to permanently close the custody suite at Chiswick Police Station. The suite will close in the New Year.
Chiswick has been selected for closure because it is one of the "least efficient suites in London", due to its limited size and facilitie,s according to the MPS.
Borough Commander Carl Bussey has assured local people that the visible policing presence in Chiswick will not be reduced.
"Chiswick Police Station will remain open as an operational base for emergency response officers as well as for our Neighbourhood Policing Teams and the opening hours for the Station Office will not change.
"Closing Chiswick custody will allow me to relocate the Community Safety Unit in order to accommodate all our detective functions under one roof at Hounslow Police Station. I am confident that this will increase the resilience and productivity of the Criminal Investigation Department," he said in a statement.
A custody suite is a designated area within a police station designed and adapted to process and detain those who have been arrested, or who are there for purposes such as answering bail. Historically, all police stations had a small number of individual cells where offenders could be detained.
October 6, 2014