For the 7th year running, secondary schools across Scotland are invited to participate in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service school public speaking competition. Schools are encouraged to enter teams from their S2 or S3 year group to take part in the competition.
The Dundee Procurator Fiscal's office will officially relocate to a new office on 11 November 2019.
COPFS figures published today show that prosecutors dealt with over 29,000 domestic abuse charges and over 1,350 stalking charges reported by Police Scotland in the year 2018-19.
We will soon be recruiting for Procurator Fiscal Depute roles in Aberdeen and Inverness. Join us at the open days to find out more about the roles and ask questions about the Service and the work we do.
St Ambrose High School were last month hailed as winners of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service national schools public speaking competition.
Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC has welcomed the formation of a Drug Death Taskforce to help tackle problem drug use as a public health priority.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has published its latest report detailing progress made in mainstreaming equality across its service.
The report details progress against six equality outcomes which were published in April 2017. These outcomes were determined based on the roles and responsibilities of Scotland’s prosecution service and informed through consultation with equality groups.
COPFS email addresses have changed from 8 March 2019.
In any criminal case, sentencing is entirely a matter for the sheriff or judge who has heard the case. It is for them, acting independently of any other person, to determine what sentence from among those legally available should be imposed and to explain the reasons for selecting a particular sentence.