A multi-million pound modernisation project of Hemel Hempstead police station is due to be completed in October.
The 60-year-old building in Coombe Street needed updating as much of the space and services were no longer fit for purpose.
The building was in need of extensive work including a new roof, façade, windows, heating and electrical systems. New internal offices, public spaces and interview rooms have also been created or given extensive renovation.
Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd, who agreed funding for the project in 2017 to make the station the strategic policing base for Dacorum, visited the site this month.
After inspecting the work Mr Lloyd said: “It is great to see this work is almost finished, it will greatly improve the working conditions and facilities for officers, staff and members of the public.
“Residents in Hemel Hempstead wanted to keep an operational police station in the centre of the town and this investment has guaranteed that.
“I look forward to coming back in a few months’ time for the official opening at the end of October.”
While the year-long project has been underway the station has remained fully operational from temporary cabins over two floors and the public have still been able to attend appointments.
During the visit Mr Lloyd also met with three new PCs who have joined Hertfordshire Constabulary as it reaches is highest level of officers since 2011.