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 100th anniversary of Britain's worst rail disaster will be commemorated at a special service today.