Officers in Crieff will move to a new shared facility with Perth and Kinross Council next week as the current police station is set to close.
The King Street station will close on September 30 after being described as “not fit for purpose”.
Police Scotland announced the change earlier this year in a bid to better serve the local community.
Officers will take up residence at shared facilities at James Square from next Thursday, with the former station closed permanently.
Current police station in Crieff to be sold off
The force say the premises at King Street will be marketed for sale once the station has been fully decommissioned.
Local Area Commander Chief Inspector Graham Binnie explains that working more closely with council staff in shared premises was part of Police Scotland’s long-term estate plan.
“Being based in the same building as Perth and Kinross Council will facilitate greater partnership working and reduce the long term costs of maintaining an old public sector building such as King Street, which is no longer fit for purpose.
King Street building ‘no longer fit for purpose’
“Building on the existing strong links we have developed over the years with Perth and Kinross Council will enhance our joint approach at protecting and serving the local community,” Chief Inspector Binnie said.
He says that locals would notice no difference to the existing policing provision in the town.
“Our staff are looking forward to moving into the new office,” he added.
Councillor Bob Brawn, Perth and Kinross Council housing and communities convenor, said the council was committed to working with partner organisations.
He said: “This co-location will support closer working between our Housing Services and Health and Social Care Partnership staff and Police Scotland officers.
This co-location will support closer working
– Councillor Bob Brawn
“This will create the opportunity for greater focus on prevention and early intervention and build on the relationships we have developed over the years.”
Mr Brawn added: “We are continuing to work with partners and other organisations in terms of sharing premises and will look at every available opportunity to do so.”.