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They were told they'd be able to hire and fire Chief Constables and that's exactly what Wiltshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has done.
Angus Macpherson has appointment Patrick Geenty in the role of Chief Constable. It's a five year contract with an estimated annual salary of £133,000 pounds.
Mr Macpherson, himself, was announced as the first commissioner in England and Wales, back in November. He was the Conservative candidate in that election. Earlier, he spoke to Sangeeta.
The first chief constable to be appointed by a newly-elected police and crime commissioner (PCC) was revealed today.
The appointment of Patrick Geenty, who will head the operational side of Wiltshire Police, was announced by PCC Angus Macpherson.
Mr Macpherson, who ran as a Conservative candidate in November's election, is exercising the power which comes with the newly-elected role.
Mr Geenty was already the acting chief constable and considered the front runner for the position, but his role has now been confirmed.
Three candidates were interviewed for the fixed-term five-year post, which has an initial salary of £133,000.
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson has appointed Mr Patrick Geenty as the permanent Wiltshire Police Chief Constable.
He is the first PCC to exercise his power to appoint a Chief Constable since the elections for the UK's first Police & Crime Commissioners took place last November.
Mr Geenty has thirty years of experience in the police service.
Wiltshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Angus Macpherson, is to become the first to exercise the power to appoint a Chief Constable. He has also put forward capping the police aspect of council tax.
The role of Police and Crime Commissioner was introduced to the UK last year - with elections held across the country in November 2012.