Police Commissioners start work

Wales' four elected Police Commissioners will officially begin their new roles today. The job involves deciding police budgets, appointing chief constables and setting up a crime plan for their area.

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Dyfed Powys PCC Christopher Salmon: Election 'a great privilege'

Mr Salmon beat Labour's Christine Gwyther to the post Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Newly-elected Police & Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys Christopher Salmon has issued a statement following his win.

"It is a great privilege to be elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys. I am extremely grateful for the trust people have shown in me."

“Police and Crime Commissioners are an important reform to our local government. Like all such changes they are also controversial."

"To those who still harbour doubts, I am listening. I will work to ensure that the role becomes an influential, respected and - most importantly - effective position."

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