From Monday (June 23) some of Hampshire Constabulary’s front office opening times will change to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the service.
There will continue to be 16 police stations offering a front office service; however the stations offering the service and the opening times may change to reflect the times that a review found they were used, or needed, most.
In addition to visiting a police station, members of the public can contact the police by phoning 101, from the comfort of their own home. 101 is for all non-emergency police matters such as reporting a crime, obtaining advice and information, or finding out about beat surgeries or other police events in their area. Additionally residents can phone 101 to arrange a visit by an officer at a mutually convenient time and place.
101 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and calls from landlines or mobile networks cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day or how long you are on the phone.
The changes to the front office opening times will have no impact on the service provision by local Safer Neighbourhoods Teams (SNTs). SNT officers will remain based at the heart of the communities they serve and will continue to be available at beat surgeries and community meetings.
A review of police front office usage was undertaken to ensure we continue to offer the best locations, opening hours and service to the public, while offering more resilience with staff cover and improving effectiveness and efficiency. The in-depth review included examining the numbers of people visiting each front office, as well as the demand for services; and shaped how we are changing.
Andover Opening Times at Andover
Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 9.30am – 6pm
(closed 2pm – 3pm each day and all day on Bank Holidays)