Crime Commissioner first to exercise recruiting power

Angus Macpherson, Wiltshire Police & Crime Commissioner
Angus Macpherson at Wiltshire's Police & Crime Commissioner election, November 2012

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.

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Commissioner's first big job

The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire is the first of the new PCCs to use their powers to elect a Chief Constable.