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Those within the Criminal Justice community with regular contact with COPFS should consider signing up to CJSM - Criminal Justice Secure eMail. For information please see our CJSM Information page.

Postal address:
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LA

Telephone: 0300 020 3000, rates from mobile telephones may vary by provider. 

Telephone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Emails will be responded to outside these times.

Calls can be made through RNID Typetalk. Please prefix our telephone number with 18001.

Deaf sign language users should text on 07825 280346, specifying if you would prefer your reply by sms, text or email.

Contacting us through Contact Scotland BSL

Contact Scotland is a free national BSL interpreting video relay service (VRS). You can contact the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service using Contact Scotland BSL.

If using a smartphone or device, you must register for the free contactSCOTLAND-BSL app.

You can also access the service with a computer.

When you have accessed the app or connected to the service with a computer, just relay your message and it will be interpreted to the user on the other side.

For more information visit the Contact Scotland BSL website or call 01786 446651.

For complaints:

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Response and Information Unit
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LA

For more information about how to make a complaint, see here.

For comments or compliments: 

You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to:
Response and Information Unit
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LA 

For more information see here.

You have statutory rights to access information held by public authorities, including COPFS. A wide range of information is available, though there are some exemptions. For more information visit our Freedom of Information page.

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If you are a victim and wish to ask for a review of a decision not to prosecute, you have the right to do so by submitting a Victims Right to Review form, available below:

Application form to request a review 

Information on how to fill out the Application form to request a review and where to direct it are included in the form.

The following contact details can be used by defence agents to discuss plea resolution. 

Grampian, Highlands and Islands
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North Strathclyde
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Lothian and Borders
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Glasgow
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  • Glasgow Plea Hotline: 0141 420 7001 (9.30am-1pm)

You can request information which we may hold about you by making a subject access request.
More information is available on the Data Protection page.

Current career opportunities are advertised in the Careers section. 

If you have any queries regarding current recruitment opportunities please contact our Recruitment team.

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Individuals can report a case of serious or complex fraud either by writing, telephoning or emailing COPFS.

Procurator Fiscal Specialist Casework
Crown Office
25 Chambers Street 
Edinburgh
EH1 1LA

Tel: 0300 020 0457 
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Further details are available on the Whistleblowing Fraud page. 

To help both non-English speakers and members of staff in assisting non-English speakers COPFS has subscribed to Language Line, a telephone interpreting service. For more information, visit: www.languageline.co.uk. 

Guidance for journalists and the media

Wherever possible, the COPFS Media Relations team is committed to supporting journalists to report criminal proceedings accurately and with insight.

If you wish to check details for a specific case or cases, please contact the team by email in the first instance on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Media Relations Team: 0131 243 3289 

Please be aware that the case you are interested in may also be available on court rolls.

If you are seeking a statement or interview, please let us know. 

If you would like to make a complaint against the Police but do not wish to engage with Police Scotland’s own complaints unit you can send you're complaint to our Criminal Allegations against the Police Division.

 Their postal address is:

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