THE West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has confirmed Quinton Police Station is to re-open.

Simon Foster has confirmed he is approving the Chief Constable’s proposal to re-open the closed police station to ensure there is a strong police presence in Quinton.

The base, which was closed in 2019 and had been put up for sale, will house neighbourhood police teams and follows the launch of a new operational policing model by the Chief Constable earlier this year.

The PCC’s office said the station closed due to years of government cuts to policing, which left the facility under-occupied.

It will now undergo a refurbishment and neighbourhood police teams will be relocated in 2024.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Foster, said: “This is excellent news for Quinton.

“When I was elected, I pledged to rebuild community policing – to keep people, families, businesses and communities, safe and secure - and this will help to do exactly that.

“I am delighted that neighbourhood officers will now have a base in Quinton, within the community they serve.”