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Crime Commissioner says new Lichfield facility will create cutting edge forensics hub for police

New policing facilities in Lichfield will give the county cutting edge forensics capabilities, according to Staffordshire Crime Commissioner.

Work has begun on building the new station is being built on Eastern Avenue.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis with Deputy Chief Constable Nicholas Baker at the site of the new police facility in Lichfield

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis with Deputy Chief Constable Nicholas Baker at the site of the new police facility in Lichfield

As well as replacing the current facility on Frog Lane which will disappear as part of the Friarsgate development, the new police facility will also become home to a forensics hub as well as a new investigative services unit.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis visited the site with Deputy Chief Constable Nicholas Baker recently. He said: “This new build will provide the police with better facilities as well as a cutting edge forensics capability.

“The improvement in finances during the last three years means I can make the investment needed for new technology and, where necessary, new facilities which will support Staffordshire Police in tackling ever more complex and fast changing crime types.”

The new police station will also mean all of the local policing team are brought together under one roof.

Dep Ch Cons Baker added: “This is an important investment which not only benefits policing locally in Lichfield but also means we can bring expertise together to help meet the needs of a modern hi-tech police service facing growing complexities around crime.”

A police front desk will be moved to somewhere within the Friarsgate development or the Lichfield District Council offices once the existing Frog Lane site is redeveloped.

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