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Introduction to Cumbria Constabulary
Cumbria Constabulary currently operates with 1123 police officers, 95 PCSOs and some 101 Special Constables. There are approximately 580 police staff at the present time.
The style and approach to policing adopted by the Constabulary is reflective of the local environment and the County is divided into three Territorial Policing Areas (TPA): North, South and West. Crime Command operates at a force level and within the TPA’s, with several specialisms within the department.
Cumbria Constabulary’s headquarters, Carleton Hall, is located near Penrith. The areas are responsible for the delivery of most of the operational policing services and some of the special functions are provided on a Countywide basis from HQ.
Responsible for the delivery of operational policing services in the local authority areas of Barrow and South Lakeland.
South Area: Andrews Way Barrow in Furness LA14 2UE.
Responsible for the delivery of operational policing services in the local authority areas of Copeland and Allerdale.
West Area: Hall Brow, Workington, CA14 4AP.
Responsible for the delivery of operational policing services in the local authority areas of Carlisle and Eden.
North Cumbria: Durranhill Carlisle CA1 3NQ
Crime Command is responsible for crime and safeguarding across Cumbria with reactive crime and public protection staff in each of the three TPAs led by a Detective Chief Inspector. There are two Detective Superintendents posts encompassing reactive crime and safeguarding in one role and intelligence, organised crime, counter terrorism and RIPA authorisation in the second. Crime Command is led by a Detective Chief Superintendent with a number of specialist units and multi-agency staff also based at HQ or nearby.