Metropolitan Police Public Order Operational Command Unit

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Active –Present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Central Operations
Type Central Operations
Role Domestic Public Order and Law Enforcement
Nickname(s) CO11
Chief Superintendent Ian Thomas[1][2]

The Public Order Operational Command Unit (CO11) is a Central Operations unit of London's Metropolitan Police Service, the unit is responsible for a series of specialist policing activities, which include:

  • Public order and event policing - including Forward Intelligence Teams
  • Public order training
  • Emergency procedures
  • Contingency planning
  • Officer safety policy and training

CO11 supports other operational units and borough command units with advice and guidance, including the training arm of the Mounted Branch.

Among the unit's subdivisions are:

  • CO11 (7) - Dog Support Unit (DSU)[3]