Speaking at the launch, Cumbria's Chief Constable said: "This is a great opportunity for Cumbria police to engage with the public and provide a really comprehensive service withg Carlisle City Council.
"The staff at the civic centre have been highly trained to deal with enquiries from the public and we believe they will be more than capable of providing advice and passing on people to our staff to follow up any policing issues."
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