Christopher Salmon, Alun Michael, Winston Roddick and Ian Johnston
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Police and crime commissioners start their new roles

Wales' first police and crime commissioners are starting their new jobs on Thursday.

They have the power to set policing priorities and force budgets, and also to hire and fire chief constables.

Two independents, one Labour and one Conservative were elected last week amid concerns that only around 15% of people in Wales voted.

The elections had been described as the biggest shake-up of policing for almost 50 years.

Reporter Stephen Fairclough has been out and about with officers in the area to find out about the challenges they face.

  • 22 Nov 2012