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Cumbria's first elected Police and Crime Commissioner takes up his post today (November22nd).
Former teacher and magistrate Richard Rhodes is responsible for the forces priorities and budget, and has the decision over who ultimately will be Chief Constable.
However, in the first elected role of it's kind, 85 percent of Cumbrians didn't vote.
Richard Rhodes, the first ever Cumbrian Police and Crime Commissioner, is set to begin his work on the first day of his new job.
Mr Rhodes will be officially taking office today.