Police Prosecution Service Statement of Policy and Practice

Police Prosecution Service Statement of Policy and Practice

Date Published: 
February 2017

The Police Prosecution Service (PPS) Statement of Policy and Practice is designed to ensure the principles we apply when carrying out our work are transparent to all and help to treat victims, witnesses and defendants fairly, while prosecuting cases effectively.

The statement explains the way PPS operates within the criminal justice system, provides clear general guidance to our prosecutors, informs all other detailed prosecution policies and guidance, is designed to create greater understanding between our service, other Police groups, justice sector agencies and the general public.