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Whitehaven Priorities

  • Anti-Social Behaviour and drug misuse
    Issue was set on Tuesday, May 26
    • To keep up to date with what we are up to you can subscribe to our social media accounts. We have a Facebook Group which you can access here This will allow you to see what your Local Policing Team are up to and engage with them across a virtual police desk.
    • Our Twitter Page can be accessed here Where you can follow our Neighbourhood Policing Team and Response officers to see what they are up to.

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Your key contacts

Richard Smillie

Inspector Richard Smillie

Dave Macdonald

Problem Solver Sergeant Dave Macdonald

Tom Huck

Problem Solver Constable Tom Huck

Mark Fishpool

PCSO Mark Fishpool

Jacqueline Rafferty

PCSO Jacqueline Rafferty

Michelle Smith

PCSO Michelle Smith

Simon Kane

PCSO Simon Kane

Your Area Focus Group

  • Following our consultation with the public in November 2018 we have decided to discontinue our static police desks in supermarkets and libraries as they were offering little in the way of effective engagement.

    Taking on board the comments made by yourselves we have designed a service where we will attend community groups and under represented locations in order to offer engagement to those who are not normally online or active on social media.

    These days will take place routinely and officers from my team will be available to speak with you about local policing issues, concerns or even just have a chat. I appreciate your feedback and your input in invaluable in ensuring we have a neighbourhood policing service that meets your needs and adapts to changes in society and resources.



    Copeland Focus is a Facebook Group that covers the Copeland district and is designed to enhance engagement between the public and Cumbria Police.

    The way people communicate has changed, and now, more than ever, people want to talk to us online and through social media and we, as a service provider are looking to utilise and support this change.

    Think of Copeland Focus Group as a virtual community drop-in desk, allowing local PCs and PCSOs to have an easy and continuous means of communication within the Copeland community.

    Copeland Focus Group members will be able to post when issues or questions arise, helping us to identify their concerns and priorities, and we will be able to quickly and efficiently keep them informed as to how we are tackling and answering any questions.  


    We realise we might not like everything you have to say but only ask that you keep your comments and opinions respectful.


    Sgt David Macdonald

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