Avon and Somerset Police Authority is being replaced by Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner. This means this website will close on November 22 and will be archived by the British Library. The website for Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner will be www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk There will be information about Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner online from November 16.

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Seven days until a new policing era (8th November 2012)

Your Vote - 15 November 2012

In one week residents in Avon and Somerset will be going to the polls to vote for the areas very first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

On Thursday, November 15, polling stations will open ready for people to vote for a new directly elected person to oversee Avon and Somerset Police and ensure the criminal justice system is efficient and effective.

It marks the most radical change ever seen in policing and is happening in all force areas in England and Wales except London.

The PCC will replace Avon and Somerset Police Authority and has a much wider role including allocating a community safety fund. They will set local policing priorities and decide how your council tax is spent on crime and policing issues. They will also be responsible for listening to you, engaging with you and representing you.

You can find out about the individuals standing for the role by visiting www.choosemypcc.org.uk

An information booklet about voting on November 15 has been produced by the Electoral Commission www.aboutmyvote.co.uk

You can also keep up with the latest Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner news at www.aspola.org.uk/pcc on twitter @AandSPCC or on Facebook by liking Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner.

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