Policies, guidelines, agreements


Prosecution Guidelines

The ODPP's Prosecution Guidelines set out the general principles for the initiation and conduct of criminal prosecutions.

The current edition was published in 2007.

For further information, see the Prosecution Guidelines page on this website.


Code of Conduct

The ODPP’s Code of Conduct establishes the ethicalCode of conduct principles and standards of conduct that are to inform and guide:

  • all decisions made and action taken on the ODPP’s behalf and
  • all behaviour, professional and personal, while performing work for the ODPP.


Agreement with NSW Police Force

The ODPP and the NSW Police Force published an agreement in April 2018 on the content and service of an Early Appropriate Guilty Plea brief and charge certification.



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