Her Majesty’s Inspector for this force is Roger Baker. Contact him via the Northern regional office.
Read about the force area…
- Cumbria has the second smallest population in England and Wales within the second largest county.
- The majority of its population of around 500,000 live in remote villages scattered amid valleys and mountains.
- The force has an above average ratio of officers per population to reflect the challenges of reaching the public in need in isolated areas.
- The operation to catch a taxi driver who killed 12 people in a shooting spree in the summer of 2010 illustrated the difficulties police face in getting about the county on rural roads.
- There are significant pockets of deprivation in some areas.
- The county has sensitive nuclear industry installations.
- Cumbria is home to the Lake District and other areas that attract substantial numbers of visitors.
- There was severe flooding in the county in 2009.
Recent reports on this force
- Revisiting police relationships – progress report
- Preparing for police and crime commissioners
- Policing in austerity – One year on
- Anti-social behaviour inspection – 2012
Up-to-date crime, anti-social behaviour, cost and workforce data for this force can be found in our interactive Crime and Policing Comparator – see how Cumbria is performing, and how it compares with the rest of England and Wales.
The 2011 value for money profiles provide benchmarking information on:
- What Cumbria is spending its budgets on;
- Staffing levels by grade and function; and
- Outputs and outcomes in a comparable format.
These profiles are based on data provided by the police.