"The simple fact is front offices
are hugely under-used and cost the taxpayer millions each year to keep open.
If there is money to incentivize the use of technology in medicine's front office
, why aren't there funds to incentivize the use of computers in K12's front office
, in the classroom where teachers and students are working together eight hours a day, and after school, where students do their homework both by themselves and collaboratively?
Deputy Chief Constable David Warcup said: "There is absolutely no intention to reduce the overall level of policing in the places where front offices
To make the transition onto the economic playing field, financial executives who have managed large front office
and back office operations must be prepared to invest in the development of people and systems capable of financial innovation and sophisticated analysis.
Stations set to lose a front office
facility at the end of this month are: Willenhall (Coventry); Shirley; Erdington; Handsworth; Harborne; Dudley; Walsall and Bilston.
"There is always an emotional attachment with front offices
and police stations, but when we speak to people they don't want to come in to the front offices
, they want to do it in different ways.
Significant changes include extending and reinstating the opening hours at several police stations, while those with a history of few customers will close their front offices
, so that resources can be concentrated at the busier stations.
The decision close front has not taken simple fact they are underused The force has spent more than 12 months reviewing all 41 of the front offices
with the help of a research company.
West Midlands assistant chief constable Carl Foulkes said: "The decision to close front offices
has not been taken lightly and followed a year-long review speaking to our communities to gain a detailed understanding of the service we provide and thoroughly analysing footfall.
In addition 4,000 members of the public will be interviewed face-to-face in all of the 41 front offices
dotted across the force.
The adjoining front offices
intercommunicate with the main workshop but also have a separate front entrance, while the main access to the workshop with works offices is via a roller shutter door.