New Alloa Police Station Now Open
Police Scotland’s new police station in Alloa officially opened to the public on Monday 25 October.
Police Scotland staff will now be available to assist members of the public with their enquiries from within Clackmannanshire Council’s Kilncraigs building on Greenside Street.
While all frontline services have now relocated from the previous station at Mar Place, a number of other departments will continue to remain at the premises for another few months.
Speaking about the move, Local Area Commander Chief Inspector Audrey Marsh said: “Today marks a significant milestone and the start of an exciting new chapter for policing in Clackmannanshire.
“In the long term, there will be greater integration and partnership working for our staff who already regularly liaise with Clackmannanshire Council departments such as social work, housing and licensing. This will enable a more cohesive approach to service delivery for our communities.
“The facilities within Kilncraigs and the customer experience for the public who attend there is excellent and the working environment for our staff and officers will be a big improvement.
“The level of service that the public has experienced when attending at the old police station will be no different at Kilncraigs and it is our hope that the new facility will be as visually impressive and welcoming to our communities as it is to us.
“There has been no reduction in the number of police officers who serve the town or any change to our patrols or coverage of Clackmannanshire.
“The new public counter is retaining its opening hours of 7 days a week, from 8.00am until 6.00pm.
Forth Valley Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Alan Gibson added: “Today is an important day for policing in Clackmannanshire and Police Scotland’s wider national estate strategy.
“Co-locating with Clackmannanshire Council will not only enable both organisations to work more effectively and efficiently for many years to come, but also reduces the long term costs of maintaining ageing public sector buildings.
“Working together with our partners will ensure we provide more integrated and effective public services with quicker, better outcomes for the local community.”
Note to Editors:
An official opening of the new Alloa police station at Kilncraigs is being planned for late November. A media invite will be sent out in advance of the event which will include details of which representatives from Police Scotland and Clackmannanshire Council will attend.