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£500k CCTV boost for Cumbria

A new CCTV scheme for Cumbria has secured the £539,000 needed to get it off the ground.

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes applied to the government for the cash boost.

The scheme once up and running would provide county wide CCTV coverage run from police headquarters in Penrith.

“ I am delighted that the scheme, which is a joint project between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Cumbria Constabulary and the six District Councils of Eden, Carlisle, Allerdale, Copeland, South Lakeland and Barrow, has been given the go ahead.

“Through our bid we were able to demonstrate that our scheme would meet the essential criteria of the bids, in that it would help transform policing through innovation, improve collaboration and deliver savings”

– Richard Rhodes, Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner

It's hoped that the new CCTV system will help fight anti social behaviour.