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.”
More top news
A prosecutor has urged a jury to convict bus driver Callum Phillips of causing the death of a Rangers fan by dangerous driving.
The Weeping Window is on tour in tribute to the men from the local area who fought and died for their country 100 years ago.
The driver of a Rangers supporters' bus which crashed on a roundabout killing a fan blamed the brakes when he was interviewed by police.