Specialist Crime & Operations (SC&O)
Specialist Crime & Operations provides two main services on behalf of the MPS:
- To protect London from, and reduce the harm caused by, serious crime and criminal networks
- To provide highly visible specialist policing services across the whole of London.
SC&O is a large part of the MPS and delivers both uniform and detective services.
In brief, 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 via the Met Intelligence Bureau 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, preparing for major emergencies and finally for delivering the security arrangements for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. Please use the provided links to the right for more detailed information about our command, departments and current campaigns.