|Jurisdiction||Government of the Netherlands|
|Headquarters||Prins Clauslaan 60 2595 AJ The Hague, Netherlands (Hague office)|
The Public Prosecution Service decides who has to appear in front of the judge and for which offence or crime. It is the body that can decide to prosecute someone. The main domain of the OM is criminal law rather than civil law.
The OM has ten regional offices, directed nationally by the College van Procureurs-Generaal (lit. 'College of Attorneys-General') in The Hague. The OM is ultimately responsible to the Minister of Justice and Safety (Minister van Justitie en Veiligheid), who together with the college determines the priorities and organisation of the Service.
- "History of the Public Prosecution Service" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- This is the English translation used by the Openbaar Ministerie itself. "About the Public Prosecution Service". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- "OM: Organisatie". Retrieved 22 December 2014.