A CALL for common sense over proposed changes to help desk hours at Dewsbury police station has been made by the town's MP.
Shahid Malik says they are totally unacceptable and causing grave concern to his constituents.
A plan has been produced to close 13 help desks in West Yorkshire and reduce the number of 24-hour desks to just one per division.
The move is being proposed in a bid to save more than £1m.
The changes could mean the public help desk at Dewsbury may be reduced to a daytime-only service, running between 8am and 6pm.
Mr Malik has spoken to the chairman of West Yorkshire Police Authority Mark Burns- Williamson, Kirklees police commander Chief Supt Barry South and Dewsbury sector commander Chief Insp Keith Hallas about his concerns.
"There has been no agreement as yet on the proposed changes and the pressure being applied by myself and indeed local councillors will play an important role in the final decision," he said.
"Dewsbury is a special case and the seemingly constant drift of services to Huddersfield is unacceptable and must stop.
"In light of the town's connection to the 7/7 bombings, and the fact that it recorded the highest vote anywhere in the country for a far-right organisation it is my belief that our case for retaining current hours is a very strong one."
He said reductions would send the wrong signal to potential criminals.
If the proposals moved forward in the manner suggested he would raise the matter with the police minister Hazel Blears and Home Secretary Charles Clarke.