A new police base which cost The Met over £10 million has opened, its purpose is to provide a base for officers, space for police dogs and secure witness interview rooms.

The new facilities were re developed from the traffic garage in Alperton, Brent and will be used for operational policing, it has an open plan office accommodation including locker rooms, changing and rest facilities, a gym area, a secure witness suite for interviews and a warehouse for internal storage for police assets, as well as external facilities for dog units.

The new police base in Alperton.
 

The base was officially opened on Thursday last week (July 3) by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: “The new Alperton Police Base is an excellent example of how improving the Metropolitan Police estate enables us to get more officers out on the streets, cut crime, cut costs and provide total care for Londoners.”