Central Operations

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Central Operations (abbreviated CO) was a major directorate of the London Metropolitan Police Service that provides operational support to the rest of the service. It was commanded by Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, formerly Chief Constable of Surrey Police.[1]


There are many units within Central Operations.[2]

Identifier Description
CO1 Central Operations HQ
CO3 Emergency Preparedness Operational Command Unit
CO5 Firearms Command Unit[3]
CO10 Central Communications Command
CO11 Public Order Operational Command Unit (formerly stood for Public Order Intelligence Unit)
CO12 2012 Olympics preparation (formerly stood for Public Order Training)
CO15 Traffic Operational Command Unit
CO16 Traffic Criminal Justice Unit
CO19 Specialist Firearms Command
CO20 Territorial Support Group

Operational Support:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New Assistant Commissioners' roles announced". Metropolitan Police Service. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Police Service - Central Operations". Met.police.uk. Archived from the original on 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  3. ^ Minutes of the meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority held on 29 October 2009

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