Palace of Westminster Division

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The Palace of Westminster Division (SO17) is a branch of the Specialist Operations Directorate within London's Metropolitan Police Service. SO17 is responsible for security at the Palace of Westminster, where the two houses of the UK Parliament meet, as well as at the rest of the Parliamentary Estate.[1] Officers of SO17 are unarmed as are the rest of the service, with armed security being provided by the Diplomatic Protection Group.


  1. ^ "SO17 Palace of Westminster". Metropolitan Police Service. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 

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