Police and Crime Commissioners: Six months on

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were elected last autumn to every force in England and Wales.

Commissioners are responsible for keeping our streets safe and making police forces more accountable to the public.

Our PCCs are:

Durham: Ron Hogg (Labour)

Cleveland: Barry Coppinger (Labour)

Northumbria: Vera Baird (Labour)

North Yorkshire: Julia Mulligan (Conservative)

The role got off to a shaky start due the low turnout at November's election. Since then, PCCs have drawn up long term plans for their forces.

Helen Ford has been investigating the mark our PCCs are making.

Watch her report here:

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Around The House

Defence cuts and Police and Crime Commissioners are among the subjects discussed in tonight's programme. Helen Ford presents Around The House tonight (Thursday 20th June) at 11.35pm on ITV.