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Police to move into Hanley fire station

Officers currently based at Hanley's police station are to move into the city centre's fire station.

The Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime in Staffordshire says that the move will help make the services more financially sustainable, and allow them to plough funds back into the frontline.

Matthew Ellis said: "Spending public money more effectively means it can be ploughed back into frontline services and that has always been my priority.

"Bringing the two together in Hanley fire station, which is an impressive large, modern, operational building, makes sense. Especially when currently both services are situated in the centre of Hanley, just a few hundred yards from each other.

"Locating Staffordshire Police’s northern response team in the fire station makes operational sense and will improve the financial position of both organisations. Not least it will save the significant running costs currently being incurred on the police station, which no longer meets Force requirements.

"I’m pleased both services have worked so well with my office to make this possible."

The Commissioners office will work with local people and community groups currently using the fire station to ensure the move takes place with as little disruption as possible and the groups can be settled into alternative accommodation.

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