The Prosecution Office provides direct legal advice to police detectives and investigators. It advises them on issues concerning Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence.
It is the contact point between the Police and the Prosecution Service of the Republic (General Attorney’s Office). Almost all serious criminal case files are forwarded to the Prosecution Office where they are examined. Many are then forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General with comments and proposals or for further legal advice. The rest are returned to the Divisional Police Headquarters with instructions for further investigation, prosecution or final classification.
Members of the Prosecution Office undertake the drafting of proposed legislation related to the Police and participate in committees where such bills are discussed.