The role of the new Police and Crime Commissioners

The new Police and Crime Commissioners will not be running our police forces - they will be holding them to account, according to the Government.

They will be responsible for managing budgets, setting priorities and will also have the power to hire and fire Chief Constables.

The new Police and Crime Commissioners will be holding our police forces to account.
The new Police and Crime Commissioners will be holding our police forces to account. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Police and Crime Commissioner elections

You can read what the elections might mean to you.