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.
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