Well the story says that one has replaced a panel of 6 with a panel of 4 (plus himself, so 5 total).
Wasn't one of the reasons the PCC debacle was created was so that money could be saved?
Hands up who's surprised!
Police and crime commissioners accused of power grab
Police Foundation warns of appearance of cronyism as almost half of new PCCs move to create well-paid deputy posts
Have I mentioned that I'm going to do a kickstarter to run in the next set of elections. Backers get free car parking. My ticket will be to install a bat signal at all large police stations, and a batmobile for myself. Super backers will get to borrow it for 1 weekend a year. Super Super backers will get to influence policing policy. All very transparent.