Specialist Operations is part of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and is divided into three sections known as commands. Within these three commands, there are several units whose roles are to help keep safe people who live in, work in and visit London.
Protection Command is made up of three units responsible for protection services for the Royal Family, ministers and public officials at threat from terrorism, including, visiting heads of government and other public figures.
Counter Terrorism Command
The aim of the CT Command is to protect London and the UK from the threat of terrorism. The CT Command is divided into four strands: Intelligence, Investigations, Partnership and Business.
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.