New era dawns as Detroit Rd station opens for business

Chief Superintendent Angela McLaren and Inspector Derek Paxton at the new public counter at Detroit Road.
Chief Superintendent Angela McLaren and Inspector Derek Paxton at the new public counter at Detroit Road.

As the door closed on one long and eventful era in Glenrothes policing, another was just opening with the force’s completion of a move across town.

Glenrothes officers are now firmly billeted in the former Fife Constabulary headquarters building in Detroit Road which has been underutilised following the formation of Police Scotland in April, 2013.

The move and the closure of the long-established Napier Road station, draws to a close after 40 years of policing since that station opened in 1975.

The decision to close the Napier Road building followed a review of Police Scotland estates in the town that showed it was costly to maintain and not fit for purpose.

A public counter has now been opened at the new Detroit Road base and a dedicated bus stop and route has also now been installed.

However, despite the move further out of town, police officer will retain a presence within the town centre and two weeks ago installed a public contact point which is positioned within the Kingdom Shopping Centre.

Fife Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Angela McLaren said: “Local officers will continue to patrol in the same areas and provide the same service but will start and end their shift at Detroit Road.

“There are many ways to contact police including through the website, by calling the non-emergency number 101 and by email.

“For those to wish to visit us, there is ample parking outside and two new bus stops for buses from Glenrothes Town Centre.”