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

    Death investigations are conducted by COPFS on behalf of the Lord Advocate. COPFS investigates 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.

  • 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.