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Lots of people get to vote on police commissioners -- so why does no one bother?

By Sophie Chambers, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of South Wales
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The public in England and Wales are electing police and crime commissioners (PCCs) in their local police force areas for the third time as part of the elections being held on May 6. PCCs govern police forces and have a range of responsibilities, including the power to hire and fire the force’s chief constable, set the annual force budget, set local policing priorities in a police and crime plan, and commission related projects.

The role was established in the Social…

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