Penrith is situated at the crossroads of the M6 and the A66 within the Eden valley just north of the River Eamont, and lies less than three miles outside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park.
Penrith has a rich history. It was in the 9th and 10th century that the town became the capital of Cumbria, a semi-dependant state which until 1070 AD formed part of the Kingdom of Scotland & Strathclyde. The two oldest street, Burrowgate and Sandgate, date from the 13th Century.
The station provides cover also to a large remote rural area covering approximately 37,500 hectares.
The station offers a wide range of community safety activities, to include home safety visits, road awareness training, school education in fire safety. The also attend a large number of Gala's and fetes, to promote a positive image and community safety.