Human Exploitation and Organised Crime Command

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Human Exploitation and Organised Crime Command (SCD9)
Active 1 April 2010 – present
Country United Kingdom
Branch Specialist Crime Directorate
Nickname(s) SCD9
Chief Superintendent Richard Martin

The Human Exploitation and Organised Crime Command (SCD9) is a branch of the Specialist Crime Directorate within London's Metropolitan Police Service. The SCD9 is primarily tasked with investigating human trafficking, and also has responsibility for policing prostitution, obscene publications, nightclubs, vice, casino fraud, money laundering and identity fraud.[1]


On 29 October 2009, the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) received a report on the MPS review into investigation of human trafficking. The report profiled the units investigating these crimes: the clubs and vice unit (CO14), then part of Central Operations; and the Human Trafficking Team (HTT), then part of Operation Maxim with a remit to investigate organised immigration crime.[2]


  1. ^ New Human Exploitation and Organised Crime Command, Metropolitan Police Service, 1 April 2010.
  2. ^ The MPS Human Trafficking response, Metropolitan Police Authority, 28 January 2010.

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