A new police station could be opened in Ware within a year if plans are approved.
A suitable site in the town centre has been identified and discussions regarding the lease and alterations of the existing proposed building are already underway.
During a recent visit to East Herts, Police & Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: "I am pleased to see plans have been progressing to get a police station back in Ware. I am aware it is something the residents and Chief Inspector have been asking for, as has the local MP Julie Marson.
"The police have been putting in a lot of work to find the right location and now that has been found a final proposal is being worked on to make it a reality. If all goes well I look forward to opening it within a year.
East Herts Area Commander Chief Inspector Stuart Orton said: "Getting a police station back in Ware will help us be more visible and give residents greater confidence.
There has not been a dedicated station in Ware for several years and plans for sharing space at Ware Fire Station were ruled out because of a lack of space.
Once the final costings for moving into the new premises been agreed the final decision will then be put forward to Mr Lloyd to approve opening the new base.