Collaboration means more help for victims and witnesses

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Collaboration means more help for victims and witnesses

Cambridgeshire Police say they`re making good progress in developing improvements for witnesses and victims of crime.

They’ve joined forces with their colleagues at Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire in an effort to make savings and work more efficiently.

They`re also using the latest technology to make the changes.

Simon Parr, Chief Constable for Cambridgeshire, told Connect FM: “This is an important step forward as the three forces continue to work together to find significant savings in the years ahead.

“We are committed to delivering the best possible custody and criminal justice provision and will be taking on board the views of staff, the public, other forces and industry leaders as we look to progress collaboration proposals for these two functions.”

Sir Graham Bright, PCC for Cambridgeshire, added: “While clearly all three police forces need to deliver financial efficiencies, it s equally important that the service provided meets the needs of victims, witnesses and detainees. This latest agreement presents an opportunity to improve service provision while helping us to meet the financial challenges we face – thereby helping to protect local frontline police services.”

More detailed design work will now start on the preferred custody and criminal justice proposals before full business cases are presented to the summit later this year.

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