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HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland

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Law and order

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland is an independent scrutiny body whose role is to inspect the operation of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). COPFS is the sole prosecuting authority in Scotland.


Introduction

The role of HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland is to inspect the operation of COPFS. The Inspectorate seeks to:

  • improve the way COPFS serves the public
  • make COPFS more accountable
  • assure the public that COPFS is running effectively

Our vision is to enhance the effectiveness of and to promote excellence in the prosecution service in Scotland through professional inspection and evaluation.

The inspectorate is led by HM Chief Inspector of Prosecution in Scotland. The post is currently held by Laura Paton.

About HM Inspectorate of Prosecution

Corporate documents

Inspection reports

Our most recent inspection reports are listed below. Previous reports are available on the gov.scot archive.

Archived reports

Inspectorate of Prosecution content prior to August 2019 is available on the gov.scot archive.

Contact

Email: IPS@gov.scot

Tel: 0141 420 0378

Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland
Legal House 2nd Floor
101 Gorbals Street
Glasgow G5 9DW

Complaints

We follow the Scottish Government's complaints handling procedures.

Any complaints should, in the first instance, be directed to HM Chief Inspector at the above address.