Police headquarters moving

Police headquarters will move into new offices in nearby Elizabethan Square in the next six weeks, ending almost half-a-year of exile in the cramped Central Police Station.

‘We will move at the end of May, mid-June,’ said Superintendent Denzie Carter.

‘We are just waiting for the people currently in there to move out,’ she said.

Previously in The Tower, the offices of the Commissioner and a selection of personnel from human resources and finance were forced to relocate late last year in the face of hurricane damage.

‘We moved to the central Police Station and had to displace several officers because it’s quite cramped,’ Superintendent Carter said.

The mid-December transfer of administrative functions left officers and other personnel gasping for space, and although Superintendent Carter was unsure how many square feet officials occupied at the Central Station, she knew exactly how big the new quarters were.

‘We have 4,500 square feet on the fourth floor of Elizabethan Square,’ she said, indicating the impending transfer was a source of significant relief.

The Police Credit Union occupies The Tower’s fourth storey. The department is scheduled to return to its original pre-Ivan CICSA home, now repaired, near the Red Cross building and opposite the cricket oval.

Superintendent Carter said between 25 people and 28 people would move into The Tower, allowing the displaced personnel from the Central Station to return to their original offices.

She was unable to estimate the cost of the move.