Tony Hogg has now been the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall for a month. Jonty Messer has been looking into what the role involves and what challenges lie ahead.
It's a month since Tony Hogg was elected the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall. He has a daunting task ahead of him with cuts to policing and rising crime.
Our reporter Bob Cruwys has been talking to him about his mission to engage with the public, many of whom, judging by the turnout at the election, don't really know what he's there to do.
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.
Newly elected Police Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall has announced that a permanent appointment of a Chief Constable will be made as soon as possible.
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.
A swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset will take place later. Sue Mountstevens will read an oath to publicly set out her commitment to tackling her new role.
A former Navy commander will oversee Devon and Cornwall's police force for the next four years.
Tony Hogg who used to run RNAS Culdrose was elected as the first police and crime commissioner for the force. The result was declared just after midnight following a marathon count of more than thirteen hours.
Mr. Hogg who stood for the Conservatives polled more than 69,000 votes compared to his nearest rival Devon county councillor Brian Greenslade who got more than 37,000.He stood as an Independent.Eight other candidates were eliminated in an earlier round.
In Gloucestershire, Martin Surl, a former Superintendent with the force came second after the first preference votes were counted, but beat the Conservative candidate after the second preference votes were added.
He became the second Independent Police Commissioner to be elected in the region as our Gloucestershire Correspondent Ken Goodwin reports.