Cumbria's Temporary Chief Constable has congratulated Mr Rhodes on becoming the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria. Mr Rhodes will take up his position on Thursday 22nd November. In a statement Temporary Chief Constable Lawson said:
“I welcome Mr Rhodes as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria and look forward to working with him.
“As we continue to work within an ever changing police force, community policing is our priority. Our focus will continue to remain on tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, bringing offenders to justice and dealing with those issues that matter most to our communities.
“Cumbria has one of the lowest crime rates in the country and our priority will be to maintain this and continue to ensure the Cumbria remains a safe place to live,work and visit.”
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