They disappeared from our streets in the late sixties, although a certain Time Lord has continued to make use of one for his travels. Today, a 21st century police box was unveiled in the main shopping precinct at Boscombe in Dorset.
The police hope it will reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. But, as Martin Dowse reports, the launch felt rather more like a Dr Who convention.
Dorset Police have unveiled a new police box that resembles the time-travelling tardis used in Doctor Who.
The box has been revealed in Boscombe town centre today to crowds of people and police hope its 'magical' design will help raise police presence in the area.
A police box with a twist has been revealed in Dorset today.
The Tardis-style police box has been made to resemble the iconic time-travelling machine in Doctor Who.
Dorset Police hope it will create a more visible police presence in the area and bring down the levels of crime.
Sussex Police has been forced to apologise to an MP and former Government minister, after wrongly threatening him with prosecution. A Parliamentary committee had condemned Sussex Police for making a serious mistake.
Now Tim Loughton, the MP involved, has told us he's furious with the wasted time and costs of the police action. David Johns reports, speaking to Tim Loughton MP and Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.
It's one of the things people often ask for from their police force - more bobbies on the beat. But a report on a trial of mobil police stations shows that they have been so poorly attended that sometimes - no one turned up at all.
Kent Police Commissioner Ann Barnes launched the scheme last summer, saying they would increase police visibility. And she insists the the programme is working. Nashreen Issa reports.
Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes on the appointment of new Chief Constable Alan Pughsley.
Kent's new Chief Constable Alan Pughsley talks to Derek Johnson about the challenges of running a police force which has to find another £20 million in budget savings. The force has already shed 500 staff members in the face of public sector cuts.
We also spoke to people in Maidstone and put their views and concerns directly to Mr Pughsley.
Kent's new Chief Constable says ongoing cuts to the force will not impact on the quality of policing.
Chief Constable Alan Pughsley admits the loss of five hundred staff due to budget reductions will mean that not every crime victim will receive a visit from an officer - but he says that the police will continue to be efficient and pro-active.