Specialist Crime and Operations

SC&O is a large part of the MPS and delivers both uniform and detective services.

We deal with all the serious crime in London ranging from murder and rape, through to human trafficking and fraud. We lead on confiscating illegally acquired financial assets of criminals, and we provide a London-wide intelligence picture.

We give the MPS the capability to respond to fast-time life threatening incidents; provide a range of specialist training to detectives via the Crime Academy, and carry out the forensic examination of all London’s crime scenes.

We also provide specialist policing functions such as armed officers or police dogs. We are responsible for policing public order events and  preparing for major emergencies.

This unit is headed by Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley.

Pan London Taskforce

Homicide and Major Crime

Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse

Forensic Services

SC&O19 Specialist Firearms Command


Crime Academy & Review Group

PNC and Vetting Bureau

Gangs and Organised Crime

Met Intelligence