The Holywood PSNI station has been removed from a list of police stations threatened with closure.
Had the station been closed, Holywood would have been left as the largest town in Northern Ireland without a station, and Bangor station servicing the large population of any station in Northern Ireland
DUP MLA Peter Weir said: "I am delighted at news that Holywood Police Station has been removed from the list of police stations threatened with closure by the PSNI. This is great triumph for the people of Holywood who campaigned alongside the North Down Borough Council vigorously on this issue, and is a great relief to all of us.
"I commend the local commander Nigel Grimshaw for listening to the voices of local people. It shows that this was a genuine consultation exercise, and that the police have responded to the genuine concerns raised. There is further good news in that I understand that the recommendation has been accepted by the PSNI centrally and the station removed from the list.
"A clear signal has now been sent to criminals that Holywood is clo- sed for business. Holywood is secure for the foreseeable future, but let us remain vigilant to future threats."