south Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable Med Hughes has revealed he wants to become the county’s new Police and Crime Commissioner.
Mr Hughes, who retired from South Yorkshire Police in October after seven years at the helm, has put his nomination in to become the Labour Party’s candidate for the job.
The election for the new position is to take place in November.
Police and Crime Commissioners are being brought in to replace Police Authorities, which are made up of members who together over see the way police forces are run, funded and performed.
The new role will give one person that responsibility in a bid to reduce bureaucracy.
Police and Crime Commissioners will have the power to hire and fire chief constables.
Mr Hughes said: “The role is to make sure the interests of the public are represented.”