SO20 Counter Terrorism Protective Security Command
SO20 Counter Terrorism Protective Security Command aims to help make London a safe place for the public and a hostile environment for terrorists by strengthening London’s protection.
The Command is responsible for making sure there are adequate protective security arrangements in place for major events, crowded places and iconic sites. It also ensures that our key utilities and sites where hazardous substances are located are securely protected.
Our specialist officers also work with the wider community and offer counter-terrorism security advice and guidance to the business community, public and voluntary sector including educational establishments, places of worship and others.
It is made up of a variety of specialist units who together provide security and counter-terrorism co-ordination for London.
Counter Terrorism Security Co-ordinators
(CT SecCo’s) plan and co-ordinate security at major events. SO20 has its own dedicated SecCos and also manages an MPS-wide cadre of CT SecCo’s.
Counter Terrorism Security Advisers
The Metropolitan Police Service, as part of the ongoing national counter terrorism strategy, has dedicated Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs) who are coordinated, trained and tasked by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.
Counter Terrorism Security Advisers contact details
Counter Terrorism Security Advisers provide protective and security advice to a wide range of businesses across London.
Specialist Search Teams
Specialist Search Teams co-ordinate and conduct a range of specialist search operations. Officers carry out searches of key locations ahead of high profile events such as state visits and ceremonial events as part of the protective security operation.
The Counter Terrorism Protect Bureau co-ordinates counter-terrorism tasking across the whole of the Met and also raises awareness of counter-terrorism issues through Project Griffin.
Find your local Met borough and Safer Neighbourhoods team to see what is happening in your area.