CPS Direct

CPS Direct provides charging decisions to all police forces and other investigators across England and Wales. We operate twenty-four hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Our dedicated network of over 200 prosecutors is based throughout England and Wales.

To receive a charging decision, police officers and other investigators call a single national number and are connected to the next available Duty Prosecutor. In a proportion of cases, officers can submit and receive charging decisions digitally.

CPS Direct is supported by a Business Centre which houses a team of specialists in the fields of performance, finance, human resources and communications. They provide advice and guidance to all members of staff within the Area.

We are committed to placing victims and witnesses at the heart of the justice system, ensuring that we deal with them professionally and fairly.

Should you have any comments on any aspect of this website or our work then please do not hesitate to contact us.