In the Media

ACPO comment on a domestic incident trial

PUBLISHED January 23, 2013

ACPO lead on reducing bureaucracy Chief Constable Chris Sims said:

"The police service is committed to protecting victims of domestic abuse and bringing offenders to justice so we are always looking for new ways to improve our response.

"This trial puts the emphasis on officers listening, understanding, assessing and making proportionate decisions rather than filling in forms. The police service responds to lots of domestic calls, we need to empower our frontline officers to use their skills and professional judgement to comprehensively investigate and decide how to respond."