Specialist Crime & Operations

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Specialist Crime & Operations (SC&O) is one of the main branches of the London Metropolitan Police Service. It was created by the merger of Specialist Crime Directorate and Central Operations[1]

It provides highly visible specialist policing services across the whole of London. Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan[2] is currently the head of the directorate. The Directorate is the lead national police agency with regard to specialist crime investigations such as e-crime, sex crimes (paedophile unit) or kidnappings, hostage taking and contract killings.

It encompasses several departments:[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Central Operations". Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Home - The Met". content.met.police.uk. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.met.police.uk/sco/