Security Command

Security Command is formed of three units that provide protection of the Palace of Westminster, Heathrow and City of London Airports, and additional security and counter-terrorism co-ordination for London.

SO17 Palace of Westminster

SO17 works with the Parliamentary Authorities to provide a safe and accessible environment for peers, members of parliament, employees and the public.

Aviation Security

Heathrow Airport and London City Airport are policed by a Metropolitan Police Service Operational Command Unit (OCU) known as Aviation Security.

SO20 Counter Terrorism Protective Security Command

SO20 is responsible for delivering an effective and efficient structure to support the UK counter terrorism strategy known as CONTEST, in respect of the PROTECT strand.