David Allen
Police, Crime & Fire Commissioner for Cumbria
01768 217734


David Allen was elected for Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria in May 2024.

David began his career as a Police Constable in 1986 in Carlisle. He worked in all areas of the county as a Police Officer from Workington to Barrow-in-Furness.

After his career with Cumbria Constabulary, David worked for the National Crime Agency tackling foreign national offenders, child online exploitation, drugs and people trafficking at a national level. Within the NCA, he ran the UK Interpol and Europol Bureaus tackling serious organised crime and keeping the country’s borders safe and secure.

Following on from his work tackling crime, David worked in the NHS assisting with setting up Cumbria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and managed the vaccine programme across North and West Cumbria.

David’s key priorities as Commissioner in Cumbria include: tackling anti-social behaviour through prevention with young people; working with partners to fight rural crime; properly fund the Fire and Rescue Service including providing them with the resources to tackle flooding in the county; tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Cumbria Police & Crime Plan