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About COPFS

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

    COPFS is led by the Lord Advocate, Solicitor General and Crown Agent and structured into three functions. Find out more about our how we are set up.

  • Careers

    Working for COPFS – details of jobs available now and how to apply, training schemes, and what we can offer.

  • News

    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.