Police station front counter reopens to public


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The public reception counter at the Rangiora Police Station reopened on Wednesday morning.

The station was closed late last year after concerns were raised about the building during its refurbishment.

While some police staff have been working from a temporary premises, there has been no a public counter until now.

“We’re very pleased to be reinstating this service today at our temporary premises of 200 King St,” said Canterbury rural area prevention manager Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Cottam.

“Work to upgrade the High St station to current earthquake standards is expected to take several more months.

“A direct dial phone remains on site and, as always, police are contactable 24/7 by calling 111 in an emergency and 105 for all other non-emergency matters.

“I’d like to thank the public for their patience to date and we look forward to relocating back to High St once the earthquake strengthening is complete.”

The public counter will be open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.