Theresa May has unveiled a new package of policies that will cut police red tape, saving 2.5 million man hours of time - the equivalent of 1200 police officer posts.
The Government have already scrapped the stop and account form and shortened the stop and search reporting requirements, saving up to 800,000 man hours per year, and restored police discretion over some charging decisions, saving a further 50,000 hours per year.
The new measures include:
Piloting extended police discretion over charging decisions
Reviewing police performance development
Better risk management: changing call-handling, using discretion to prioritise urgent cases and moving away from tick box rules
Reduced bureaucracy around domestic violence cases
Reduce crime recording categories
Postal charging: for appropriate minor cases where charged suspects are on bail, written charges will be sent by post, ordering them to court in writing
Reduced ACPO guidance: Sara Thornton's review of doctrine and guidance, complete next March, will reduce more than 600 pieces of guidance to fewer than 100.
In her speech, the Home Secretary said:
"We're keeping our promise to the police to get the government out of the way of policing, and we're keeping our promise to the public to put them back in charge."
And she added, "I want to see police officers with the discretion to do what they think is right; free from the interference of Whitehall, free to do their job, free to fight crime."
Read Theresa's speech in full.