1567 Copenhagen V
Tel.: +45 33 14 14 48
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 – 15:00
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 – 16:00
About the Copenhagen Police prosecution service
The Copenhagen Police District is Denmark's largest with more than 700,000 inhabitants. The district comprises four local authority districts – Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Dragør, and Taarnby – and covers an area of approximately 180 square kilometres.
Three police stations form the hub for day-to-day police operations: Station Amager, Station Bellahøj, and Station City. Each also has a number of local and community police stations providing citizens with local services in the different neighbourhoods. Today, local police efforts are primarily embedded in the "Your Officer" (Din betjent) programme, which divides the Copenhagen Police District into a number of sectors with which local police officers are affiliated.
The Copenhagen Police District has around 2,700 staff members, about 200 of whom work for the prosecution service. The prosecution service conducts criminal proceedings before the Copenhagen City Court and the Court of Frederiksberg.
The prosecution service is organised in seven prosecution divisions, one administrative department, and a section for quality assurance and knowledge.
Prosecution Division Bellahøj
Prosecution Division Bellahøj supports and handles cases from Station Bellahøj and Station Amager. This is also where cases concerned with contravention of the Aliens Act are handled, as well as cases concerning persons who have been provisionally charged or detained for document forgery or identity fraud at Copenhagen Airport. The Chief Prosecutor at Bellahøj also has management responsibility for the court of preliminary hearings at the Copenhagen Police headquarters, Politigaarden.
Prosecution Division City
Prosecution Division City provides support for and deals with cases involving persons who have been provisionally charged or are detainees in local investigations carried out at Station City.
Prosecution Division Task Force East
Prosecution Division Task Force East provides assistance and deals with cases from Task Force East, which is responsible for investigating crimes committed by outlaw motorcycle gangs and street gangs.
Prosecution Division for Non-Criminal Law Offences
The Prosecution Division for Non-Criminal Law Offences processes the majority of the district's criminal cases concerning contravention of non-criminal law, including contraventions of environmental legislation, health and safety legislation, the Customs Act as well as legislation on vehicle registration tax, copyrights, etc.
Prosecution Division for Economic Crime
The Prosecution Division for Economic Crime handles all cases in the district concerned with economic crime, including forged means of payment and fabricated evidence, embezzlement, fraud, criminal breach of trust, fraudulent preference, tax fraud of an aggravated nature, money laundering, etc.
Prosecution Division for Crimes Against Persons
The Prosecution Division for Crimes Against Persons deals with all cases concerning crimes against persons, including manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, gross violence, sexual offences, procuring, human trafficking in connection with prostitution, robberies, serious extortion, fire cases, child abduction, racism, and terrorism as well as other crimes against the state.
Prosecution Division for Organised Crime
The Prosecution Division for Organised Crime processes large drug cases involving complex investigations and cases concerning crimes committed by outlaw motorcycle gangs and street gangs, including manslaughter and other crimes against persons, extortion, etc.
The administrative department is responsible for the prosecution service's administrative case processing work as well as the personnel administration of administrative staff.
Section for Quality and Knowledge
The Section for Quality and Knowledge is responsible for and supports the district's quality and legality assurance, knowledge sharing, internal development, cooperation with the courts, the prosecution service's internal training initiatives, and international letters of request.