Police counter in Barking officially open to public

PUBLISHED: 13:19 02 October 2014

Police outside the new counter in Barking's town centre

Police outside the new counter in Barking's town centre


The borough’s newest police counter is officially open to the public.

The blue shop front can be seen, complete with Met logo, in Barking’s town centre. The “modern facility” forms part of the Barking Learning Centre building.

Ch Supt Andy Ewing, Barking borough commander, said it put policing “at the very heart” of the town centre.

“This is a modern facility with all the support systems necessary for us to continue to deliver high quality policing for the people of Barking,” he said.

The counter will be open and staffed from 10am to 6pm Tuesday and Wednesday and from 10am to midnight Thursday to Saturday. It will be closed on Sunday and Monday.

The former Barking Police Station has now closed. The change has come about as part of the mayor of London’s Local Policing Mode, launched late last year.

According to the Met, officer numbers in Barking and Dagenham will increase by 67 before April 2016.

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