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Western Police Investigation Centre, Southampton

The building has an array of modern facilities that places it among the best stations in the country with a state of the art underground custody centre.

Also known as Southampton Central, the centre is split into four wings and boasts 36 cells, each with its own skylight, to hold prisoners. The suite comes with shower blocks and rooms where SmartWater testing can be carried out.

There is also an exercise yard and specialist dry cells, where prisoners needing forensic testing will be held with no access to washing away evidence, as well as other cells that can be used for people suspected of consuming drugs.


To report a crime online, please use the online reporting tool provided by Hampshire Constabulary.  To request an update about an incident or to provide further information please contact Hampshire Constabulary. Find your nearest police station with opening hours for front counters.