On 15 November 2012, the public will be voting to elect the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales.
Information on how to stand as a candidate can be found from the Electoral Commission. The Home Office has produced a short booklet which gives more details of the role, which can be found here.
To help potential candidates prepare, below is a number of documents which provide more information on South Wales Police Force and Authority.
This will be updated regularly.