The Civic Centre is to become home to a new ‘community safety hub’, with teams of police set to work closely with Mansfield District Council.
The aim of the hub is to bring together officers from Nottinghamshire Police and the council’s community safety department and provide what the council is calling a “joined-up approach to dealing with crime, disorder and safety issues”.
Chief Inspector Neil Williams, from Nottinghamshire Police: “This is a really positive step for community policing and safety across Mansfield and the whole of district.
“Having our teams together makes sense, it will improve communications and allow us to work more closely together.”
The move to open the hub at The Civic Centre on Chesterfield Road South as a shared resource follows a national trend between councils and police, while other similar successful partnership hubs have already been set up in other areas of Nottinghamshire.
Coun Mick Barton, Mansfield District Council’s portfolio holder for public protection has welcomed the move.
He said: “Over time we hope that other related services will join us in the community safety hub and help us to deliver efficient and effective services for Mansfield.”
Despite the move, residents are being assured that community safety officers will continue to have a presence in Warsop, serving the needs of residents on the outskirts of the district.
The move to set up the hub is scheduled to take place in the spring with an office being developed on the ground floor of The Civic Centre.