St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); The St. Paul's Police Station will close indefinitely as of Monday, February 20.
This is according to a notice issued Wednesday (Feb 15) by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force acting on the approval of the Ministry of National Security.
WINN FM understands that the closure is due to safety concerns for officers at the station, which has for some time been in a state of dilapidation.
The officers assigned to the St. Pauls station will be relocated to the Dieppe Bay Police Station, just about two miles away.
The current phone number of 465-6281 for the St. Pauls Police Station will remain in operation and be answered at Dieppe Bay Police Station.
WINN FM spoke with District Commander Superintendent Lionel Moore who assured that the change in logistics would not affect policing of the communities served by the St. Pauls Police Station.
He said foot and mobile patrols will continue as usual and officers will be available to respond to any issues that may arise.
Police inform that for emergencies and other business, persons can visit or contact the Dieppe Bay Police Station at 465-6281 or 465- 7261 or call 911.
During the December 2016 budget address, when listing some of the capital projects the Ministry of National Security will undertake in 2017, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said the St. Pauls Police Station would be given a major overhaul, but did not give a timeline for the renovations.