To depict the Met in print, film or a TV broadcast, you may need an intellectual property (IP) agreement or licence. We charge a standard fee for incidental use of the Met IP. To obtain an accurate quote, get in touch using our quick and simple online form.
The Met police logo, uniforms, cap badges, royal armorial (crest), warrant badge, vehicle liveries, New Scotland Yard revolving sign, paperwork and other items are all copyright of the Metropolitan Police Authority. Some of these are also trademarked.
While the Met doesn’t commercially endorse or advertise products or services, we may grant permission and approval for an image to appear as incidental, such as in the background at a football match, or directing traffic.
Where police are needed for advertising purposes, we’d suggest a generic police force is depicted, with no identifying logos or badges.
Using Met officers, staff and animals
We do not hire out Met staff or animals as performers, but we have a range of advice and support services available. To find out more, contact us for a quote.
Using Met posters and campaign material
For productions that require set-dressing we provide a poster pack, which includes posters from various Met campaigns, at a cost of £50, plus VAT. If you need a particular poster campaign, we’ll do our best to find it for you. Please note, we can only send poster packs if you have been granted a Met IP licence.
Using Met technical advice and expertise
We have experts in a range of fields available to assist the film industry. To request an interview or consultation, please get in touch using our quick and simple online form. Once we’ve a good idea of the information you need, we’ll be able to pair you with an experienced officer or member of staff and provide a quote.
Useful contacts and links
For useful contacts and links to production companies and film units operating in London's 32 boroughs, please visit Film London.