Cumbria's first elected Police and Crime Commissioner takes up his post today (November22nd).
Former teacher and magistrate Richard Rhodes is responsible for the forces priorities and budget, and has the decision over who ultimately will be Chief Constable.
However, in the first elected role of it's kind, 85 percent of Cumbrians didn't vote.
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