Police to reduce enquiry office opening hours

Lisburn Police Station. Pic by Google
Lisburn Police Station. Pic by Google

Lisburn Police are advising members of the public that the city’s station enquiry office opening hours will be changing next month.

The opening hours at the Barrack Street station will be reduced to 11am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, from April 3.

The station enquiry office, which is used by people to produce documents, answer bail and for other non-emergency matters, is currently open 9am - 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am - 8pm, Saturday and Sunday.

A statement issued on the PSNI Lisburn Facebook page explained the reasons behind the decision to reduce the opening hours.

“Digital advances mean you are contacting us in different ways. Since 2012/13 the number of reports made to police at stations has reduced by 28,762 reports. You are now able to report general crime to us online (via the PSNI website - www.psni.police.uk) and engage with us through social media,” it said.

“In this environment of changing public need and police resources, we are designing for the future and providing best value for public money.”

For a full list of station enquiry offices and their revised opening hours log on to www.psni.police.uk

The Lisburn PSNI post stresses that officers can still be contacted 24 hours a day by phoning 101, or 999 in the case of an emergency.