Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has started a series of public engagement meetings.
At the Living Well community centre in Raffles, Carlisle, Mr Rhodes spoke to community groups and asked what they wanted from the police.
For over an hour the commissioner listened to local issues.
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