Specialist Units

The Metropolitan Police Service is made up of many different departments. Each department has a different focus, but they all work together towards the vision of making London the safest major city in the world. Find out more about some of these branches here.

Air Support Unit

Aviation Policing

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

Crime Academy

Dog support unit

Driving School

We work for a safer London by promoting and delivering world-class driver training to meet the changing needs of policing in London.

Homicide and Serious Crime

Marine Policing Unit

Mounted Branch

Online Crime and Fraud - FALCON

A team of specialist detectives here to protect people and businesses in London from complex cyber crime and fraud.

Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence Unit

PANIU assist Police throughout the Country with information and intelligence relating to theft of plant machinery. PANIU maintains the most accurate theft database known which receives data not only from the PNC but also from the majority of the major insurers in the current market.

Protection Command

Roads and Transport Policing Command

The Roads and Transport Policing Command oversees policing on London’s road and transport network. It works in partnership with, and is significantly funded by, Transport for London to tackle transport related crime, improve road safety, reduce the number of traffic related injuries and deaths on London's roads.

SC&O19 Specialist Firearms Command

Security Command

Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection

The Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection provides protection for foreign missions in London and the parliamentary estate.

Specialist, Organised & Economic Crime

Specialist Crime and Operations

Territorial Support Group

Trident and Area Crime Command