The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutes criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales. We champion justice and the rights of victims, and work hard to make our country a safer place to live.
A Quick Guide to the Crown Prosecution Service
We are an independent prosecuting authority working closely with the police, providing advice, determining the most appropriate charges, preparing cases for court and presenting cases at court. We aim to prosecute cases firmly, fairly and effectively when there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and when it is in the public interest to do so.