Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner is calling for a change in the law on balaclavas, in the wake of the badger culls.
Martin Surl says they create an intimidating atmosphere. Senior officers complained when they were worn both by protesters and marksmen during the pilot cull in the county.
He is writing to the Home Secretary to ask for more limits on when they can be worn.
He told our reporter Katie Rowlett why he finds the wearing of balaclavas so offensive.
Gloucestershire's PCC Martin Surl is backing a call for a law change on face coverings. It comes after the Commissioner questioned senior officers about the policing of the badger cull.
Officers said people on all sides wearing balaclavas raised tensions and led to an atmosphere of intimidation.
The blueprints for the future of some of our police forces were published today. But mixed with the budget cuts was news of police recruitment - and a £1 million fund for organisations that want to cut crime.
Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon will be unveiling his Crime Plan today. It will set out the strategic direction for policing over the next four years and will be launched in Devizes at 10 am.
Avon and Somerset's new Police and Crime Commissioner will launch her first plan of action for the year ahead today.
Sue Mountstevens will outline her priorities to the public and speak to people on the streets. Her plan will including new details on road safety.
The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, Colin Port, is taking the newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner to court.
It is thought he is taking the action at the High Court against Sue Mountstevens in a bid to keep his job, and that he has called for 6 months notice and an injunction to stop a replacement being appointed.
The Chief Constable announced that he would be standing down the day after the new PCC was elected.
On his first day in office as Gloucestershire's Police & Crime Commissioner Martin Surl, a former police officer himself, met the force's Acting Chief Constable Mick Matthews.
He is leaving shortly to take up a job with the MOD police in Cyprus, so one of Mr Surl's first jobs will be to appoint a new Chief Constable. In the meantime, Mick Matthews says the new PCC faces a challenging time.
Martin Surl has spent his first day as Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner. The former police officer stood as an independent candidate, and says that he wanted to spend his first day out meeting people, rather than in an office.
In Cheltenham he met police officers and shoppers who told him they wanted to see more police on the beat.
A swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset will take place in Bristol later. Sue Mountstevens will read an oath to publicly set out her commitment to tackling her new role. The event will be held at The Station this afternoon.