New police drop-in counter opens in Pontefract

Official opening of the new police enquiry desk at Pontefract town hall.'L to R) Cllr Harry Ellis, Cllr Clive Tennent, Chief Superintendent Simon Whitehead and Mark Burns-Williamson.'p310a436
Official opening of the new police enquiry desk at Pontefract town hall.'L to R) Cllr Harry Ellis, Cllr Clive Tennent, Chief Superintendent Simon Whitehead and Mark Burns-Williamson.'p310a436
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Pontefract residents can get the latest crime news and report incidents at a new police drop-in enquiry desk in the town.

The public enquiry counter in the town hall was opened last Wednesday by West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.

It replaces Pontefract and Knottingley neigbourhood policing team’s (NPT) previous facility on Sessions House Yard.

Mr Burns-Williamson said: “I was delighted to hand over the keys to this new facility which is in a truly fantastic location in the heart of the local community and replaces the previous police premises in Pontefract.

“It will provide the local community with direct contact with their neighbourhood policing team ensuring we are making sure our communities are safer and feel safer.’’

The new desk will be open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Insp Geoff Carter, of the NPT, said: “The new public enquiry counter’s location is fantastic.

“It is so much more accessible to local people and visitors to the town.”

“I am sure people will agree it actually enhances the character of our historic market town.”

For more information on police contact points across the area visit www.westyorkshire.police.uk