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Police commissioners sworn in

The Police and Crime Commissioners are sworn into office this morning. They were elected on Friday and will oversee the work of their forces - setting their budget - and having the power to hire and fire the chief constable.

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PCCs sworn in today, despite low votes

Poor turnout for PCC elections Credit: ITV Meridian

The new Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) will take office today, replacing the Police Authorities.

The PCCs were elected last Friday and will oversee the work of their police forces, set the budget and have the power to hire and fire the chief constable.

Many of the commissions were elected despite poor turnouts in the region, some as low as 10%.

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