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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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Police and Crime Commissioners start work

Four new Police and Crime Commissioners were elected last week Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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.

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