Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can You Get A Police Station?

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the latest instalment in the series, and the first game to be available on Nintendo Switch. The game features plenty of buildings for players to construct, such as the Museum, Nooks Cranny and Able Sisters. Previously, the games also had a Police Station.

In this guide, we explain whether you can get a Police Station in New Horizons.


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What Is the Police Station

In previous Animal Crossing games, such as New Leaf, the Police Station was a Public Works project costing 264,000 bells. The role of the station was to deal with any pesky villagers that troubled the island and to store lost items. Up to 20 items could be stored in the Police Station that were free for players to take as they pleased.

How to Get a Police Station in New Horizons

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Police Station is sadly not a buildable structure any more. Instead, players can report villagers to Isabelle at the Town Hall. As for lost items, they will be stored in the recycling container that is also located in the Town Hall.


As of right now, there appears to be no plans to ever reintroduce the Police Station to New Horizons, but we'll be sure to update this space if that changes.

That's all you need to know about the Police Station in New Horizons. If you are looking to turn your island into a paradise, we recommend checking out how to unlock all the shops available and also the museum!

This article was updated on 2nd November 2021 by Kelsey Raynor. Contributions from Nick Farrell.