Your Local CPS
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.
There is a 'virtual' 43rd Area, CPS Direct, which offers out-of-hours Charging advice to the police.