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Police and fire to work side by side as Ashbourne Police Station closes its doors

Posted on 20th January 2017
Dave Nash 1962 Inspector Dave Nash

Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood officers will be working side by side with their fire colleagues as the town’s police station closes its door.

The Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team has now left the police station on Compton Street and will be sharing a base with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service at Park Road Fire Station, Ashbourne.

Inspector Dave Nash, who oversees policing across the Derbyshire Dales, said: “The building on Compton Street is under used and no longer fit for purpose. As such, the lease has been handed back to the landlord and we have now moved into the fire station with our colleagues at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.

“This will provide a fantastic opportunity for a collaborative approach and closer partnership working with the fire service, which also mirrors our approach across the county and at our headquarters in Ripley.”

Inspector Nash added: “I would like to reassure the residents of Ashbourne and surrounding areas that there will still be a police presence in the community.”

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Gavin Tomlinson echoed Inspector Nash’s comments and stated: “To be able to share accommodation with other emergency services brings many benefits, not only in terms of sharing best practice, but also in terms efficiency savings, this is why the model of collaboration is seen as successful and something that is being rolled out not only in Derbyshire, but across the UK.”

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