The criminal justice service covers everyone who works to deliver justice – from the police to the Crown Prosecution Service, the courts, the prisons and probation.

In London, the key agencies involved in delivering the criminal justice service include:

The British Transport Police

The British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways and the underground providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Visit their website.

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Crown Prosecution Service London

The main role of London's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is to prosecute people charged with a criminal offence. CPS lawyers determine the charge in all but minor cases. They review the evidence gathered by police and decide whether the case should go to court. Visit their website.

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City of London Police

The City of London Police is responsible for the safety of everyone within London’s ‘Square Mile’ – from the people who live, work and visit the City of London to the thousands of businesses located within the Square Mile. Visit their website.

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Greater London Authority

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is a unique form of strategic citywide government for London. It is made up of a directly elected Mayor - the Mayor of London - and a separately elected Assembly - the London Assembly. Visit their website.

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Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service

The remit of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service is to deliver justice effectively and efficiently to the public. It is responsible for managing the magistrates' courts, the Crown Court, county courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales. Visit their website.

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Her Majesty’s Prison Service

Her Majesty's Prison Service manages the prison service in England and Wales. The agency’s duty is to look after prisoners with humanity and help them to lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release. Visit their website.

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London Councils

Much of the work of London Councils consists of lobbying the government and others on behalf of their member councils, not just for a fair share of resources, but also to protect and enhance council powers to enable them to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses. Visit their website.

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Metropolitan Police Service

The Metropolitan Police Service is responsible for policing across greater London, servicing an area of 620 square miles and a population of 7.2 million people. Visit their website.

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Victim Support London

Victim Support is an independent charity for people affected by crime. Staff and volunteers offer free and confidential information, practical help and emotional support to witnesses, victims of crime and to their families and friends. Visit their website.

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