PCC elections: Beds, Herts and the Thames Valley

On 15 November 37 police and crime commissioners will be elected in England along with four in Wales.

The PCCs, as they will be known, will be tasked with scrutinising their force and holding it to account. They will also be able to hire and dismiss the chief constable and set the force's budget.

The commissioners will be paid and are supposed to empower local people into having a say on how crime is tackled in their area.

BBC News has taken a look at each of the police forces for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and the Thames Valley ahead of the elections.

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