The new Service is regionally based. There will be four regions in total, each coterminous with one or more court divisions.
Each region will be headed by a Regional Prosecutor (Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions / Senior Civil Service Grade 5) who will have overall responsibility for decision making on investigation files and for the conduct of prosecutions in that region, with the exception of certain files which will be dealt with centrally
There are also a number of Sections, each headed by an Assistant Director, which deal largely with specialised or complex areas of work. These include:
Fraud and Departmental;
High Court, International and Restraint and Confiscation.
Corporate Services is responsible for a variety of support services including Finance, Human Resources and Business Improvement. The current Assistant Director is also responsible for the day to day management of the Public Prosecution Service Implementation Team.
At present the PPS Board of Management, consisting of the Deputy Director (as Chair), Senior Assistant Director (SCS Grade 3) and all Assistant Directors acts as the main decision-making body for strategic and management decisions. In keeping with his statutory responsibilities, final authority for all decisions remains with the Director.