Where we work

Serving a population of some 4 million people, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Thames and Chiltern has two offices in St Albans and Reading and covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

The five counties are structured in line with the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Thames Valley police forces, from a total of 14 CPS Areas in England and Wales.

Bedfordshire

The Bedfordshire CPS branch is located at the St Albans office, working to Luton Crown Court and to Luton Magistrates' Court.

This office is home to the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Magistrates' Court Team, and the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Crown Court Team.

This office is also home to the Area's Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) Team.

Hertfordshire

The Hertfordshire CPS branch is located at the St Albans office, working to St Albans Crown Court and to Magistrates' Courts in Stevenage, St Albans, and Hatfield Remand Court.

This office is home to the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Magistrates' Court Team, and the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Crown Court Team.

This office is also home to the Area's Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) Team.

Berkshire

The Berkshire CPS branch is located at the Reading office, working to Reading Crown Court and to Magistrates' Courts in Reading, Slough, and Maidenhead.

This office is home to the Thames Valley Magistrates' Court Team, and the Thames Valley Crown Court Team.

This office is also home to the Area's Headquarters, the Area Business Centre, and the Area's Complex Casework Unit (CCU).

Buckinghamshire

The Buckinghamshire CPS branch is located at the Reading office, working to Aylesbury Crown Court - sitting at Amersham - and to Magistrates' Courts in Milton Keynes, and High Wycombe.

This office is home to the Thames Valley Magistrates' Court Team, and the Thames Valley Crown Court Team.

This office is also home to the Area's Headquarters, the Area Business Centre, and the Area's Complex Casework Unit (CCU).

Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire CPS branch is located at the Reading office, working to a combined Crown and County Court centre in Oxford and to Magistrates' Courts in Oxford, and Banbury.

This office is home to the Thames Valley Magistrates' Court Team, and the Thames Valley Crown Court Team.

This office is also home to the Area's Headquarters, the Area Business Centre, and the Area's Complex Casework Unit (CCU).

For contact details of our offices please visit our Contacts page