Blackpool Police Station headquarters

Blackpool Police Station Headquarters

The new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters at Marton (near to the big Tesco) is now open. It’s the new West Division Police Headquarters – where Bonny Street Police Station moved to. The relocation allows for the eventual re-development of the Central Car Park site.

It’s located on Gerry Richardson Way, off Clifton Road and next to Tesco. Postcode FY4 4US. The opening hours are:

  • 8am-8pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday

Contact Blackpool Police Station

  • You can report a crime or incident online or by calling 101.
  • In an emergency always dial 999.
  • Blackpool Police Station phone number: 01253 607041.
    This is a voicemail facility and you may not get a response for 72 hours.
Blackpool Police Station headquarters
Blackpool Police Station headquarters

Front Counter now Open at Blackpool Police Station Headquarters

The front counter at the new West Division Police Headquarters in Blackpool opened to the public on 23 July 2018.

Front counter at the new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters
Front counter at the new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters

As well as a front counter, the new headquarters provides a base for some of the local policing and immediate response teams, an investigations hub and 42 custody cells.

It also houses a range of specialist teams serving the whole of the division, which covers Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe.

CGI Visuals

Have a look at this computer-generated, virtual video of the new West Division Police Headquarters in Blackpool. This was released before work was completed, to give an idea of what the new building will look like.

It shows the outside of the building, on the site next to Tesco on Clifton Road, as well as the public enquiry desk.

The new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters replaces Bonny Street Police Station. It’s the headquarters for Lancashire Constabulary’s West Division, which covers Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe.

Close to the M55, the building provides a base for some of the local policing and immediate response teams. It also houses a public enquiry desk, investigations hub and 42 custody cells. Plus a range of specialist teams, serving the whole of the division.

The new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters, artists impression
The new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters, artists impression

Construction work started on the site in December 2016. On schedule, it was completed in 2018.

Throughout its construction, more than £6.3m was invested back into Lancashire businesses. About half of the money spent on the project being invested within 20 miles of the site.

The new headquarters officially opened on 26 June 2019. Dedicated in memory of fallen officers across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe.

Police in Blackpool Town Centre

The police still retain a town centre base. There’s a new public enquiry desk at the council’s Municipal Buildings on Corporation Street. It opened in October 2018.

The investment in Blackpool Police Station Headquarters is the biggest in the force’s history. It’s funded as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC’s) capital programme.

Interesting Facts

  • Bonny Street Police Station was built in 1976.
  • A structural survey in 2014 concluded that Bonny Street Police station was nearing the end of its lifespan.
  • The custody suite at Bonny Street was dated and didn’t comply with modern Home Office standards. It would be impossible to satisfy in the current building without very expensive reconfiguration.
  • The new building is built with modern materials suitable for the coastal environment.
  • The new custody suite is Home Office compliant and has been designed with consultation from all key stakeholders.
  • And the new building has energy saving features including solar panels and rainwater harvesting.
The new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters, artists impression
The new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters, artists impression
The new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters, artists impression
The new Blackpool Police Station Headquarters, artists impression

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11 thoughts on “Blackpool Police Station Headquarters”

  1. Please could you send me a contact number for Blackpool police station, the 607041 number is no longer in use. It’s in regards to getting information of an incident I was involved in on the 12/05/2006.

    Many thanks

    1. You need to report incidents to the police – ring 101. Stations no longer have a direct number – everything goes through 101.

  2. I am a retired police officer from Glasgow
    I visited Bonney Street police station in the late 1970’s
    There was a police club there
    Has it been relocated ?
    Tom Downs

  3. Stephen Robert Johnson

    This website has slot of information on it but for the information that should be on it and that’s the telephone number which is the most important thing that’s missing.

    1. If a crime is in the process of being committed you should ring 999. If you discover a crime afterwards report it online or on 101.

  4. I have been a visitor to Blackpool since I was 10 years old, I am now 76 each year Blackpool has been my destination for a good happy time but this year an incident took place where I was robbed, imagine the shock I had when I went to Bonney Street to visit the police station,it was gone it is now all the way out near the M55, Why? the police station should be central so that residents and visitors to the town can have easy access, I am old now and have difficulty in walking so just imagine the problem I had, Blackpool is my favourite place and I am amazed that it didnt provide access tot a new police facility nearer the town centre where everyting happens instead of on the edge of town

    1. David-Alan Reid

      Dear David first of all so sorry to hear that you have been a victim of a crime in Blackpool. This can really spoil how you feel about a place, let us hope it will not spoil your love for Blackpool.

      I think the reason for moving the police station so far out is land cost the developers must have got so
      much more land for the project by moving that little bit further out.

      I think the police may install helplines in the center for tourists in case they get into a problem.

      David so many folk do carry a mobile phone these days that they may feel help is always only a phone call away.

      Hope you are feeling better and continue enjoying lovely Blackpool I also remember the town over fifty years ago I often have a tear in my eye thinking of all the years that have just flown bye.

      I love the fact the Blackpool Council are really working so hard to bring the town back to its former glory I have always just been a visitor to Blackpool but now feel that I may one day move there. Take care from a fellow Blackpool visitor.

  5. I feel it would have been appropriate to tell your younger readers who Gerry Richardson was and how he died in the line of duty. A brave man murdered who will not be forgotten. RIP Gerry.

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