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Derek Ogg QC

THE Law Officers have paid tribute to former advocate depute Derek Ogg QC, who has died at the age of 65.

Update from the Lord Advocate on death investigations and coronavirus

As Lord Advocate I remain constitutionally responsible for the investigation of sudden, unexpected and unexplained deaths in Scotland throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This work is done on my behalf, with expertise and professionalism, by dedicated staff of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

Statement from the Lord Advocate on oversight of temporary police powers

THE Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC has welcomed the formation of an independent group to provide additional oversight of use of temporary police powers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Threat to Police and front-line workers will not be tolerated

THE Lord Advocate has reiterated the Crown's commitment that any reported person who deliberately coughs or spits at Police officers or other front-line workers during the coronavirus emergency will be dealt with robustly by Scotland's prosecution service.

Joint statement from Lord Advocate and Chief Constable

SCOTLAND’S Lord Advocate and Chief Constable of Police Scotland have set clear priorities for the investigation and prosecution of crime as measures to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak come in to force.

 

Support for Down’s Syndrome Scotland’s Take a Step Forward Campaign

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is supporting Down’s Syndrome Scotland’s Take a Step Forward Campaign as part of activities being organised for Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week (15-22 March 2020).

Applications open for the 2020 School Public Speaking Competition

For the 7th year running, secondary schools across Scotland are invited to participate in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service school public speaking competition. Schools are encouraged to enter teams from their S2 or S3 year group to take part in the competition.

Relocation of Dundee Procurator Fiscal’s Office

The Dundee Procurator Fiscal's office will officially relocate to a new office on 11 November 2019.

Domestic abuse figures published

COPFS figures published today show that prosecutors dealt with over 29,000 domestic abuse charges and over 1,350 stalking charges reported by Police Scotland in the year 2018-19.

Recruitment Open Days in Aberdeen and Inverness

We will soon be recruiting for Procurator Fiscal Depute roles in Aberdeen and Inverness. Join us at the open days to find out more about the roles and ask questions about the Service and the work we do.