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Police elections: What will police commissioners do?

31 October 2012 Last updated at 07:34 GMT

Wales goes to the polls on 15 November to elect new Police and Crime Commissioners.

The commissioners will have wide-ranging powers over local police forces, but there are fears many of us won't vote.

BBC Wales political correspondent Tomos Livingstone has been trying to get to the bottom of what the new jobs are about, and what's at stake.