Some have said it's the biggest change in police accountabilty for nearly 200 years as on Thursday we all get to vote for new Police and Crime Commissioners.
Each police force will get one and they'll set crime-fighting priorities and budgets against a background of police cuts. There are four candidates standing in Suffolk.
The county has one of the smaller forces with nearly 1,200 police officers. It has a higher crime rate than either Essex or Norfolk with 61 crimes per 1,000 population. The Constabulary costs £166 each for every man, woman and child in Suffolk.
The region's nine new Police & Crime Commissioners officially take office on Thursday following last week's elections.
The region's Police and Crime Commissioners will be getting to grips with their new roles after yesterday's election results.
Turnout in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections ranged from a 20% in Northamptonshire to just over 13% in Essex.