ACPO responds to the Ministry of Justice White Paper, Swift and Sure Justice, which outlines the changes being made to the justice system following last year's riots
ACPO lead for Criminal Justice, Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle, said:
"Recent years have seen significant developments that all serve to make the criminal justice system more efficient without compromising the overriding objective that criminal cases be dealt with justly.
"The current and ambitious efficiency programme has made very good progress but we recognise there is more to do to embed new processes and continue to pursue greater efficiency especially in a modern digital age. That has to be in the best interests of victims, prosecution and defence witnesses and all parties within the wider criminal justice system."