The helpdesk at Huddersfield Police Station will close two hours earlier on a night from Monday July 10.

A review by West Yorkshire Police into all public helpdesks at stations across the county has found reduced demand in the evenings.

From Monday, district HQ police station helpdesks in Huddersfield, Bradford, Halifax, Leeds and Wakefield will close at 8pm instead of 10pm.

Police said the decision had been taken following a review which looked at whether the public helpdesks were providing the “best possible service based on community needs, public and internal demand and the changing use of technology.”

From Monday, Huddersfield’s Castlegate police station helpdesk will be open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and weekend and bank holidays from 10am-6pm.

Dewsbury Police Station will open Monday to Friday 10am-6pm and be closed on weekends and bank holidays.

The site of the proposed new Huddersfield Police Station in Northgate, off Huddersfield Ring Road opposite Tesco.

Supt Michael Rutter, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “Our helpdesk officers provide a really valuable service and members of the public will still be able to visit a helpdesk in each of our districts seven days a week.

“The review did find, though, that we no longer have the footfall at our helpdesks that we once did, particularly into the evening, with people increasingly using the non-emergency 101 number and online contact options.

“By making some reduction to the opening hours, we have been able to maintain eight public helpdesks across the county.”

Huddersfield is to lose its status as the district HQ for Kirklees Police when a new police station is opened on the site of the former Kirklees College in Halifax Road, Dewsbury. The building is currently under construction and expected to open in 2025.

Huddersfield Police Station is to close and a new one built on the site of the former Nissan/Fiat car dealership in Northgate, off Huddersfield Ring Road opposite Tesco.

The site has been acquired but no planning application has yet been submitted. Police have previously said there will be “provision of a public enquiry counter” however there will be no cells and prisoners will be taken to Dewsbury instead.

When asked about the new police stations, a spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Construction work remains ongoing on the new Kirklees District Headquarters in Dewsbury and it is anticipated the project will be completed in 2025.

“Planning and design work continues on a proposed new police station for Huddersfield. A site has been acquired and a formal planning application will be submitted at an appropriate stage in the project.”