Police and Crime Commissioners were elected in November to oversee every force in England.
The responsibilities of PCCs include overseeing budgets and strategy. The Government says they will make forces more accountable to the public.
The role, though, had a controversial start as so few voters turned out for last autumn's election.
Recently, the Home Affairs Select Committee called for better scrutiny of Commissioners.
Helen Ford discussed PCCs with the Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith and the Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, Bridget Phillipson, who is also a member of the Home Affairs Committee.
Helen Ford presents this month's political programme from Westminster.
Joining Helen in the studio to discuss Police and Crime Commissioners are Bridget Phillipson, the Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, and Skipton and Ripon Conservative MP, Julian Smith.
Also on tonight's programme, panel guests Tim Farron MP, Sharon Hodgson MP, and Andrew Jones MP discuss defence cuts, the impact of global tax evasion and - 100 years after her death - the legacy of Northumbrian suffragette Emily Wilding Davison.
Around The House is at 11.35pm tonight (Thursday 20th June) on ITV.
The former Middlesbrough councillor Barry Coppinger is set to begin work as the first Crime and Police Commissioner for Cleveland.
He will be visiting Stockton Police Office today to meet with Temporary Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer and District Commander Alistair, before walking the beat with members of the local Neighbourhood Policing team.