The Crown Prosecution Service has headquarters in London and York and operates under a structure of 42 Areas in England and Wales.
These Areas correspond to the 43 police forces in England and Wales with the London Area covering the operational boundaries of both City of London and Metropolitan Police Forces.
The 42 Area structure, introduced in April 1999, meets the Government’s aim of developing a co-ordinated criminal justice system with national policies delivered locally.
We aim to deal with complaints sensitively, fairly and in confidence. If your complaint is justified we will apologise, try to put the matter right and take steps to ensure it does not happen again. Visit the complaints section of the CPS website.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA) gives a general right of public access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities including the CPS. Visit the FoIA section of the CPS website.