Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Policing Is on the Move Local Command Makes the Big Move into Modern Police Station

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Policing Is on the Move Local Command Makes the Big Move into Modern Police Station

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COFFS Harbour police today embark on a new era in law enforcement, starting operations inside the new police station at the new

$74 million Coffs Harbour Justice precinct.

Officers began shifts at 6am inside the state of the art building on the corner of Beryl St and the Pacific Hwy.

The dilapidated former police station has been vacated and in time will be sold by the State Government.

Coffs Clarence Commander, Superintendent Mark Holahan said 100 of the command's 183 officers would be based at the new station and officers from Grafton would visit for training and briefings.

"It will boost morale significantly leaving where we are now," Supt Holahan said.

"After more than

40 years in the one location and to come to this location, the biggest thing people who work in this

environment will notice is space."

The double-storey police station stands next to the five-storey courthouse that will open in January.

It stands in stark contrast to the aging former police station that Supt Holahan said was in a state of disrepair. …

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