The newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners will start work in their four force areas today.
Christopher Salmon (Dyfed Powys), Ian Johnston (Gwent), Winston Roddick (North Wales) and Alun Michael (South Wales) were elected last Friday.
The new commissioners will replace police authorities and will set out local policing priorities, decide how forces' budgets should be spent, and have the power to appoint and dismiss Chief Constables.
A 'detailed inquiry' will held into the Police and Crime Commissioner polls. In Gwent, only 14.3% voted - many places saw no ballots at all.
Independents take North Wales and Gwent, while the Conservative candidate wins in Dyfed Powys. Labour wins in the South Wales region.
Counting will get underway later this morning, in elections for new Police and Crime Commissioners for each of Wales' forces.