NARPO – The voice of retired police officers
NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

Welcome to NARPO Cumbria

About Cumbria Branch.

The county of Cumbria has a population of just under half a million. Cumbria is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the United Kingdom.  However, it is the third largest county in England by area. Cumbria is predominantly rural and contains the Lake District,  a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for artists, writers, and musicians.  A large area of the south of the county is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park while the east of the county fringes the North Pennines.  Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and contains every peak in England over 3,000 feet, with Scafell Pike at 3,209 feet  being the highest point in England. An upland, coastal, and rural area, Cumbria’s history is characterised by invasions, migration, and settlement, as well as battles and skirmishes between the English and the Scots. Notable historic sites are Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey, Hadrians Wall a World Heritage Site.

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Cumbria Members Area

To access more information about the work of the Cumbria , please visit below.

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Further Key Information

Until recently there were two branches within Cumbria. 1. Cumberland (former county name) and 2. Westmorland (former county name) with Furness (Barrow in Furness area) on 1 July 2018 the two branches amalgamated and became Cumbria. Meetings There are two branch meetings per year, March to include the AGM and October. Social functions are held in the North, West and south both Kendal and Barrow areas of the county. A lunch club meets on a regular basis. Facebook contains the Blue Dinosaurs site which gives information to all those who subscribe and have worked for Cumbria police.

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Chair: David Drinkald Vice Chair: Jim Wilson Secretary: Kate Rowley QPM Treasurer: as secretary Committee members: David Drinkald, Kate Rowley, Adrian Mason, Jim Irving, Joe Bell, Pete Berry, Jim Messenger, Lance Hindle, Raymond Gregory, Kate Sutton, Dave Shirley, Linda Maxwell, Ali Dufty, Jim Wilson, Bob Johnston Martin Pickering, Sandie Smith, John Falvey, Dave Taylor Welfare Officer: National Representative: Kate Rowley QPM NEC member for No 1 Region: Kate Rowley QPM