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Posted on 10:35:00 on 22nd August 2018

Each year the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cumbria Constabulary run a public consultation survey to gather views from residents throughout the county on key policing issues. 

This is YOUR opportunity to let us know what you think, and influence policing in your area.

The survey is available here and should take around 15 minutes to complete.   

If you would like a paper copy please telephone the Corporate Improvement Department within the Constabulary on 101, option 2, followed by extension number 48814 / 48629, or email

The survey will run until 30th September 2018. 

Cumbria Constabulary’s Citizens Panel

Cumbria Constabulary has a Citizens Panel which is made up of a group of residents from across the county.  This group share their views on a wide range of policing issues.  The Constabulary is looking to increase the number of panel members so that more people have the opportunity to have their say on policing in Cumbria.

Being a member of the Citizens Panel allows residents to let us know their views from the comfort of their own home, by completing an online or postal questionnaire (depending on individual preference).  Although each questionnaire is posted or emailed directly to those on the panel, all responses to the questionnaire are treated in strict confidence and are completely anonymous.  The Constabulary does sometimes carry out joint consultation with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) but the personal details of all panel members are not shared with the OPCC, or with any other organisation unless required to be so by law.

The feedback we receive from panel members helps us to understand how people feel about policing in their area.  It also supports us in our planning and decision making processes.

Membership of the panel runs for three years, after which time the Constabulary contacts members to find out if they would like to continue to be on the panel.

If you, or any other member of your household, would like to join the Citizens Panel, please complete membership form which can be accessed here.

The form requires some personal information from you such as age, gender and ethnicity.  This helps us to ensure all communities within Cumbria are represented on the panel. 

The personal data you provide on the registration form will be processed by Cumbria Constabulary in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and will only be used to contact you for purposes connected with membership of the Citizen’s Panel.  Your data will not be supplied to any other organisation, unless we are required to do so by law, and will be held for a period of 3 years.  After 3 years you will be contacted and asked if you consent for your details to continue to be held and processed in connection with your membership of the Panel.  

At any time, you may withdraw your consent for the Constabulary to process your details in connection with your membership of the Panel.  Upon receipt of notification of your wishes, your details will be removed from the membership database and you will no longer receive correspondence about the Citizen’s Panel. 

You may withdraw your consent by contacting the Data Protection Officer using the details provided below, providing your name, address and stating that you no longer wish to be a member of the Citizen’s Panel.

Data Protection Officer
People Department, Corporate Support
Cumbria Constabulary
Police HQ
Carleton Hall
CA10 2AU

Further details about how Cumbria Constabulary process personal data can be found on our website at:

If you have any questions or concerns about panel membership, then please contact a member of Corporate Improvement at or telephone 101, option 2, followed by extension number 48814 / 48629.

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