The Neighbourhood Policing Team and front counter services in Malton have moved into Ryedale House to share premises with Ryedale District Council.
The move was given the go-ahead in February 2020 in an effort to reduce costs by co-locating police teams with other public sector organisations.
Similar moves have proved successful by basing policing teams alongside partner agencies at councils in Scarborough and Selby.
Malton’s response policing team and specialist units such as roads policing, will remain based at the old police station until a suitable and more accessible local base is established. Eventually the old and now unsuitable police station will be sold.
Chief Constable Lisa Winward, said: “We took this opportunity to co-locate the neighbourhood policing team with Ryedale District Council, based on previous successful moves to shared premises. It allows us to maintain an important, visible presence in the town and enhances our ability to work together with other agencies to help keep our communities safe. My thanks go to everyone who has made it happen, despite the issues posed by the current Covid-19 pandemic.”
The Malton Neighbourhood Policing Team is led by Inspector Martin Dennison. He added: “We already work closely with our colleagues at Ryedale District Council and this move will help to improve that relationship.
“Many of the issues that concern local people require a joint approach from a number of agencies, and this move, together with the closer working that it facilitates, can only improve the service we provide to the people of Malton and the wider Ryedale area.
“And to reassure our local communities, it’s the same team with the same commitment to keeping Malton and Ryedale safe, we’re just moving a few metres up the road.”
Councillor Keane Duncan, Leader of Ryedale District Council, added: “Ryedale District Council is delighted to welcome North Yorkshire Police to Ryedale House. Our priority has been to ensure police officers remain stationed locally in Malton, for the benefit of the town and the wider district. That’s what we’ve been able to achieve."
Opening times will not change: Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm. It will be closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1pm. These opening times are also dependent on Coronavirus restrictions in place at the time.