Crown Prosecution Service Crown Prosecution Service

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CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE

Department

Crown Prosecution Service

Chair

Alison Saunders

Chief Executive

Peter Lewis

Classification

Non Ministerial Department

Contact Details

Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HS
Phone: 020 3357 0000
Email: enquiries@cps.gsi.gov.uk

WebSite: www.cps.gov.uk/

Overview

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is an independent body set up in 1986 to prosecute criminal cases in England and Wales. The CPS works closely with the police and other investigators to advise on lines of inquiry and to decide on appropriate charges or other disposals in all but minor cases. CPS prosecutors prepare cases for court and present cases in both the magistrates' courts and, increasingly, in the higher courts. The Director of Public Prosecutions is the head of the CPS and operates independently, under the superintendence of the Attorney General who is accountable to Parliament for the work of the CPS.

Created by the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.

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Chairs Remuneration (p.a. unless otherwise stated)
Chief Executive / Secretary Remuneration 176826
Public Meetings No
Public Minutes Yes
Register of Interests Yes
Ombudsman
Last Annual Report 2012-13
Last Review
Audit Arrangements NAO
OCPA Regulated Yes

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