THIRD POLICE STATION OPENED IN 11 DAYS

The new Redfern Police Station is the third police station opened in 11 days by the NSW Government.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott unveiled the refurbished station at Tower 1B, Lawson Square after moving from Tower 1A. This follows Mount Druitt opening on Monday and Bay and Basin last week.

Mr Elliott said the NSW Government had refurbished the bottom three floors with state of the art infrastructure.

“The new Redfern Police Station will help our police better serve the local community and continue to drive down crime. It provides the space and resources to accommodate the growing number of sworn and unsworn officers,” Mr Elliott said.

The station has been fully operational since 28 July this year and will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Commissioner Fuller said this opening follows the recent formation of the South Sydney Police Area Command, which incorporated the former Redfern and Botany Bay Police Area Commands.

“The realignment of South Sydney Police Area Command better distributes resources to address crime trends, local development, population growth and the needs of the South Sydney community,” he said.

The station includes a customer service area, interview rooms with family break out areas and facilities, operational and specialist policing areas, CCTV, an audio-visual link room and modern meeting facilities.

South Sydney Police Area Commander Superintendent Andrew Holland acknowledged the local community’s help in setting up this new station including local children who designed the artwork featured inside.

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