Workington police have recruited 10 new officers - but they will work all day and all night for a one-off fee of £75.
The cardboard cut outs will be placed in shops around the town as a deterrent for theft.
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The family of murdered schoolboy Jordan Watson say getting justice for their son has helped restore their faith in people.
Cumbria Police have welcomed the sentences handed out to three men convicted of killing schoolboy Jordan Watson.
The "kind and caring" schoolboy was just 14 when he was found dead in a cemetery in Carlisle.