A new police office is set to open in Whitby on Tuesday 12 April 2011.
The Whitby Harbour Local Police Office will mean that local residents and tourists will have improved access to advice and information from North Yorkshire Police in the town.
The office is located in the same building as the Tourist Information Centre on Langbourne Road by the harbour, which is the busiest part of the town.
It allows the public to have their queries dealt with in an efficient manner and pleasant environment. There is also a private room for officers to speak to people in confidence and where officers will hold their regularly scheduled surgeries.
Initially, the opening hours will be 10am to 4pm seven day a week.
Inspector Mark Grange, of the Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "I am very pleased with the opening of extra premises in the town as I believe that the new office will greatly enhance the service we provide to our communities.
"Although the main police station on Spring Hill has been there for a long time, it has not always been convenient or easy for people to access. However, the enquiry counter will remain open for day to day policing issues and for people who visit on a non-casual basis such those answering bail."
Assistant Chief Constable Tim Madgwick said: "The opening of the new harbour office is a clear indication of the commitment we have to the communities we serve. We are currently reshaping the way in which the public access policing services across North Yorkshire and the City of York to improve the service we provide."
Attending on the day will be ACC Tim Madgwick, Inspector Mark Grange and representatives of the North Yorkshire Police Authority.
4.57pm - 6 April 2011