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'Difficult decisions' for new Chief Constable

The man responsible for appointing Cumbria's new Chief Constable has told Lookaround that whoever gets the top job will face some difficult decisions.

Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes says spending cuts will mean the force will have to recruit fewer officers. He says the post, which was advertised this week, will be a challenging one.

Katie Hunter reports.

New chief constable will have a 'challenging job'

The man in charge of hiring Cumbria's new chief constable says spending cuts mean the force will recruit fewer police officers.

The successful candidate will have an annual budget of £112 million and be responsible for cutting crime across the county.

Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes says it will be a challenging job.

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New chief will have fewer staff to cut crime

Cumbria Police's new chief constable will be expected to cut crime with fewer staff when he, or she, takes over the role in the summer.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes, has said the force will have to recruit fewer officers in order to save £10million by 2017.

Despite this, the new police chief will make between £118,209 and £144,478. The top end of the pay scale is more than the Prime Minister's annual salary.

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