Crime Commissioner: One year on

Cumbria's first Police and Crime Commissioner says his first year in the job has been a challenging one, but he's positive and confident about the future. Today marks exactly a year since Richard Rhodes took up his role.

Live updates

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner: One year on

It is exactly a year since Cumbria's first Police & Crime Commissioner took up his role, and in an interview for ITV Border tonight he speaks candidly about some of the difficulties he has faced.

Richard Rhodes' time in office has to some extent been overshadowed by a row over his expenses after he claimed seven hundred pounds for chauffeur driven work trips.

The year has also seen the lengthy suspension of the former temporary chief constable, Stuart Hyde. Mr. Hyde was subsequently cleared of misconduct but left the force today for his retirement.

Reflecting on his first year in the job, Richard Rhodes told Ryan Dollard it has not been an easy one:

Back to top