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General enquiries

For general enquiries contact: 
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Those within the Criminal Justice community with regular contact with COPFS should consider signing up to CJSM - Criminal Justice Secure eMail. For information please see our CJSM Information page.

Postal address:
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LA

Telephone: 0300 020 3000, rates from mobile telephones may vary by provider.

Calls can be made through RNID Typetalk. Please prefix our telephone number with 18001.

Deaf sign language users should text on 07825 280346, specifying if you would prefer your reply by sms, text or email.

 

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Complaints

For complaints:

You can email
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Response and Information Unit
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LA

 

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Comments or compliments

For comments or compliments: 

You can email
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Response and Information Unit
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LA 

 

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FOI Requests

You have statutory rights to access information held by public authorities, including COPFS. A wide range of information is available, though there are some exemptions. For more information visit our Freedom of Information page.

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Victims Right to Review

If you are a victim and wish to ask for a review of a decision not to prosecute, you have the right to do so by submitting a Victims Right to Review form, available below:

Application form to request a review 

Information on how to fill out the Application form to request a review and where to direct it are included in the form.

 

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Data Protection Act Requests

You can request information which we may hold about you by making a subject access request.
More information is available on the Data Protection page.

 

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Career information

Current career opportunities are advertised in the Careers section. 

If you would like to be advised of any future vacancies, please email our Recruitment team, detailing your name, information, location and type of role you are wishing to be advised of.

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Language Line

To help both non-English speakers and members of staff in assisting non-English speakers COPFS has subscribed to Language Line, a telephone interpreting service. For more information, visit: www.languageline.co.uk. 

 

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Media Relations

Guidance for journalists and the media

Wherever possible, the COPFS Media Relations team is committed to supporting journalists to report criminal proceedings accurately and with insight.

If you wish to check details for a specific case or cases, please contact the team by email in the first instance on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Media Relations Team: 0131 243 3289 

Please be aware that the case you are interested in may also be available on court rolls.

If you are seeking a statement or interview, please let us know.