The MPS Film Unit manage complex commercial filming across the MPS and works closely with the major production companies as well as producers for film/TV commercials. The Film Unit provide officers to assist where filming is taking place on location in London and the filming requires police assistance or supervision.
The Metropolitan Police Service Film Unit is the central point of contact, to co-ordinate, facilitate and bring consistency to productions filming in London with MPS support.
Fees for Special Services of Police
The charges associated with the deployment of uniformed police officers under a Special Services Agreement to facilitate filming taking place in London.
Contacts and useful links
Please make contact if you think your production may require police assistance or you have a general filming related enquiry.
Film with us FAQs
Intellectual Property FAQs
For the MPS logos, uniforms, cap badges, royal armorial (crest), warrant badge, vehicle liveries, New Scotland Yard revolving sign to be depicted by image in print, film or television broadcast an Intellectual Property agreement or license may be required.
Film Unit Guidelines
Guidelines to filming on the move on public roads with camera vehicles. Guidance to productions as to when a police presence will be necessary during filming.
Find your local police
- Film London Code of Practice (723 KB)