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Poaching and Rural Crime
Cumbria Police, Ulverston & Furness Policing team.
In response to concerns raised by the Forestry Commission, Parish
Councils, local residents and farmers together with calls for
service to poaching incidents, we are increasing uniformed patrols
in the rural areas of Ulverston East.
As a rural County, issues reported regularly by the community are in
relation to poaching of deer. All wildlife crime can be difficult
to prevent and investigate as it quite often takes place out of
sight of the public but when intelligence and information is
received there are a number of wildlife crime officers (WCO) based
around the County who can investigate these incidents. Currently
these officers carry out their wildlife investigations as a
secondary role to their core responsibility which is policing of our
Incidents should be reported as you would any other incident, by
calling Cumbria Police on 101 or in an emergency 999. Alternatively
if you would like to discuss an issue with a Wildlife Crime Officer,
please use the non-emergency number or email:
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