The move of the Hampshire Constabulary team from Hythe Police Station to Hardley will take place on Thursday 9 February.
The team are moving as part of the wider programme of collaborative working and sharing of partnership services and buildings across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton.
Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner commented on the move, “Hampshire Constabulary are successfully working in partnership with the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service in several co-locations around the force area. This partnership approach is another example of how we can work more effectively and efficiently together.”
Inspector Katherine Willoughby said: “We are moving out of our current Police Station to relocate to a more efficient premises, working in partnership with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service at Hardley.
Inspector Willoughby continued: “Although we are moving, we want to reassure our communities that we will still maintain our patrolling strategy and high visible presence both within the Hythe town centre and across the Waterside.”
The new police office at Hardley Fire Station will not be open to the public, but the Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue to be based in and will be out working in the heart of the local community as they always have been. The team can be contacted in the usual way via 101, email New.Forest.East.Police@hampshire.pnn.police.uk, or call 999 in an emergency.