Search for new Police Chief

The search for Cumbria's new chief constable is under way as Bernard Lawson, who has occupied the chief constable role on a temporary basis, will retire in June.

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New chief constable will have a 'challenging job'

The man in charge of hiring Cumbria's new chief constable says spending cuts mean the force will recruit fewer police officers.

The successful candidate will have an annual budget of £112 million and be responsible for cutting crime across the county.

Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes says it will be a challenging job.

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