SOUTHSEA police station is reopening – but only as temporary measure while the front office at Portsmouth’s central station is closed.
The city station, off Winston Churchill Avenue, Somers Town, will be shut until August 12.
Police want people needing to speak to officers face-to-face to go to Southsea.
Rianne Horner, Hampshire Constabulary’s eastern area front office service manager said: ‘The front office at Portsmouth Central police station is undergoing maintenance.
‘We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but this is purely a temporary closure to allow the refurbishment and reopening of a better front office for the public from August.
‘The refurbishment will include a new waiting area for members of the public attending the station for both the front office and custody. Also three interviews rooms will be created to ensure privacy. The whole area will be disability compliant.’
Southsea station, which closed in March last year, is open seven days-a-week from 8am to 8pm until August 11.
Fareham police station in Quay Street, Havant police station in Civic Centre Road, and Gosport police station in South Street, all remain open.