Police reduce opening hours of station again

The opening hours at Gisborne Police Station changed again at the start of this month.

Public counter hours have been further reduced by two hours on weekdays. Weekend hours remain the same.

The station was previously open overnight but that ended in late 2014 alongside Hawke’s Bay stations. The front counter has been open to the public from 7am-7pm on weekdays and 8am-4pm on weekends but as of July 1, the hours became 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8am-4pm on weekends and public holidays.

Area commander Inspector Sam Aberahama said while the public counter hours had changed, police were always available by phone.

“We looked at our foot traffic into the police station. There was simply not the demand for the public counter to be open for that extra hour, morning and evening, during the week.”

Inspector Aberahama said the police were always available to assist in an emergency by dialling 111.

“Members of the public can also call the station with information 24/7 on (06) 831 0700.”

The opening hours at Gisborne Police Station changed again at the start of this month.

Public counter hours have been further reduced by two hours on weekdays. Weekend hours remain the same.

The station was previously open overnight but that ended in late 2014 alongside Hawke’s Bay stations. The front counter has been open to the public from 7am-7pm on weekdays and 8am-4pm on weekends but as of July 1, the hours became 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8am-4pm on weekends and public holidays.

Area commander Inspector Sam Aberahama said while the public counter hours had changed, police were always available by phone.

“We looked at our foot traffic into the police station. There was simply not the demand for the public counter to be open for that extra hour, morning and evening, during the week.”

Inspector Aberahama said the police were always available to assist in an emergency by dialling 111.

“Members of the public can also call the station with information 24/7 on (06) 831 0700.”

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