Police confirm Glenrothes station closure

Glenrothes Police Station, Napier Road, Glenrothes
Glenrothes Police Station, Napier Road, Glenrothes

Police Scotland have confirmed that Napier Road station in Glenrothes will close for good at the end of this month.

Officers and support staff will move over to the former Fife Constabulary headquarters building in Detroit Road on the outskirts of the town, which has been underutilised since the transformation to Police Scotland.

The move draws to a close a long chapter of policing at the site which first opened in 1975.

Fife Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Angela McLaren said: “The station on Napier Road is old, costly to maintain and isn’t fit for purpose.

“Conversely our building on Detroit Road is more modern and efficient, it has some specialist facilities and is only a short distance away.

“We have spoken to our partners and consulted the community ahead of the changes taking place, and taken their views on board.

“Local officers will continue to patrol in the same areas and provide the same service, but will start and end their shifts at Detroit Road.

“For those people who do want to visit us, the same front counter services will be available at Detroit Road and a bus stop is being provided outside for easy access.”

Because of the closure, and public concerns expressed over a lack of a town centre contact point, the force have now installed a call point within the town’s main Kingdom Shopping Centre area.