Staff are set to move back into King’s Lynn police station following a major renovation.

Your Local Paper was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the London Road building ahead of its official opening in May.

Some staff are already benefiting from new state-of-the-art facilities and open plan offices which allow officers to work more closely together, special rooms for victims and witnesses and a conference room with video calling technology.

Western district engagement officer Emily Carter said the revamp had transformed the way the team worked.

She said: “Everyone loves it. It is really built for the 21st century now. We are proud coming into work and seeing witnesses and the public into the building.

“I have been here five years now, I have really seen what it was like to work here before.”

An open plan enquiry office welcomes visitors and hot-desk offices allow officers to work remotely.

A new crime scene investigation room has also been created.

Outside, the team has pressure washers to clean vehicles at the back of the building.  There is also new shower and changing rooms and staff storage.

The building’s cell blocks have been demolished and custody suites are now based at the Police Investigation Centre at Saddlebow.

PC Carter said the benefits from the investment were endless and also included exceptional conference facilities.

She said: “We feel really valued and proud to work in a nice environment.”

Visit the YLP Facebook page to take a video tour of the building.

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