The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is Scotland’s prosecution service and death investigation authority.
Find more about what we do and how we work, plus reports and job vacancies.
Our role in the justice process
Summary of COPFS and its role as Scotland’s prosecution service. This includes processing of reported crimes and preparing criminal cases for court.
Our role in investigating deaths
The Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (SFIU) in COPFS is responsible for investigating all sudden, suspicious, accidental and unexplained deaths.
Our role in investigating criminal allegations against the police
Information about the role of COPFS in investigating criminal allegations against on duty police officers.
Our leadership and structure
Information about COPFS's structure and teams, senior leaders and governance arrangements.
Working for COPFS – details of jobs available now and how to apply, training schemes, and what we can offer.
Find the latest news stories from COPFS as well as information about publications and organisational updates.
Sexual Offences Review
Information about the review of how prosecutors in Scotland deal with reports of sexual offences.