About Metropolitan Police Service
With more than 44,000 officers and staff, the Metropolitan Police Service is the UK's largest police service and has 25% of the total police budget for England and Wales. As such, it requires considered structure and division of disciplines and skills; with the aim of maintaining a finely tuned, cohesive organisation.
Here’s how the Metropolitan Police Service personnel are divided up within the various departments of the Met (Apr-2020):
- 32,104 Police officers
- 9,437 Police staff
- 1,255 Police community support officers
- 1,869 Special officers
The Met comprises four business groups:
- Frontline Policing
- Specialist Operations
- Met Operations
These are supported by a single Metropolitan Police HQ that provides strategic services covering People and Change, Commercial and Finance, Legal, Media and Communications, Strategy and Governance and Digital Policing.
Shared Support Services then provide transactional and support services including finance and reporting, hire to retire, career transition/awards, procurement, referencing and vetting.
Neighbourhoods covered by Metropolitan Police Service
Barnehurst, Belvedere, Blackfen and Lamorbey, Blendon and Penhill, Crook Log, Bexleyheath, Crayford, East Wickham, Erith, Falconwood and Welling, Longlands, Slade Green and North End, Northumberland Heath, St Mary's and St James, West Heath, Sidcup, Thamesmead East, Camden Town with Primrose Hill, Swiss Cottage, Regent's Park, Fairfield, Broad Green, Park Hill and Whitgift, South Norwood, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Addiscombe West, Addiscombe East, Bensham Manor, Old Coulsdon, Coulsdon Town, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown, New Addington North, Selsdon and Addington Village, Kenley, New Addington South, Norbury Park, Purley and Woodcote, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon Vale and Forestdale, Shirley South, Thornton Heath, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside, Greenwich West, Harrow Town Centre, Greenhill, Uxbridge Town Centre, Hayes Town Centre, Heathrow Villages, Uxbridge North, Uxbridge South, Townfield, Botwell, Hounslow Town Centre, Hounslow Central, Hounslow Heath, Hounslow South, Hounslow West, Angel Town Centre, Barnsbury, Bunhill, Clerkenwell, St Mary's, St Peter's, Tollington, Campden, Lewisham Town Centre, Blackheath, Lewisham Central, Rushey Green, Stratford and New Town, East Village and International Quarter, Westfield Shopping Centre, Ilford Town, Clementswood, Cranbrook, Loxford, Newbury, Valentines, Aldborough, Barkingside, Bridge, Chadwell, South Woodford, Clayhall, Fairlop, Fullwell, Goodmayes, Hainault, Mayfield, Monkhams, Churchfields, Seven Kings, Wanstead Village, Wanstead Park, East Sheen, Fulwell and Hampton Hill, Ham and Petersham, Hampton, Hampton Wick, South Richmond, Teddington, Dulwich Wood, St Giles, Camberwell Green, Borough and Bankside, Chaucer, Dulwich Hill, North Walworth, Faraday, London Bridge and West Bermondsey, Old Kent Road, Newington, Nunhead and Queen's Road, Peckham, Peckham Rye, North Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, South Bermondsey, Champion Hill, Surrey Docks, Rye Lane, Dulwich Village, Tooting Town Centre, Graveney, Tooting, Bryanston and Dorset Square, Cavendish Square and Oxford Market, Church Street, Churchill, Covent Garden, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge and Belgravia, Little Venice, Marylebone High Street, Mayfair and St James, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Regent's Park, Soho, Strand and Whitehall, Victoria Business Hub, Vincent Square, Warwick, West End and Chinatown, Impact Zone, St George's, Goose Green, South Croydon, Shirley North, Norbury and Pollard's Hill, Abbey, Alibon, Becontree, Chadwell Heath, Eastbrook, Eastbury, Gascoigne, Goresbrook, Heath, Longbridge, Mayesbrook, Parsloes, River, Thames, Valence, Village, Whalebone, Brunswick Park, Burnt Oak, Childs Hill, Colindale, Coppetts, East Barnet, East Finchley, Edgware, Finchley Church End, Garden Suburb, Golders Green, Hale, Hendon, High Barnet, Mill Hill, Oakleigh, Totteridge, Underhill, West Finchley, West Hendon, Woodhouse, Alperton, Barnhill, Brondesbury Park, Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill, Fryent, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Kenton, Kilburn, Mapesbury, Northwick Park, Preston, Queens Park, Queensbury, Stonebridge, Sudbury, Tokyngton, Welsh Harp, Wembley Central, Willesden Green, Bickley, Biggin Hill, Bromley Common and Keston, Bromley Town, Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom, Chislehurst, Clock House, Copers Cope, Cray Valley East, Cray Valley West, Crystal Palace, Darwin, Farnborough and Crofton, Hayes and Coney Hall, Kelsey and Eden Park, Mottingham and Chislehurst North, Orpington, Penge and Cator, Petts Wood and Knoll, Plaistow and Sundridge, Shortlands, West Wickham, Belsize, Bloomsbury, Cantelowes, Fortune Green, Frognal and Fitzjohns, Gospel Oak, Hampstead Town, Haverstock, Highgate, Holborn and Covent Garden, Kentish Town, Kilburn, King's Cross, St Pancras and Somers Town, West Hampstead, Acton Central, Cleveland, Dormers Wells, Ealing Broadway, Ealing Common, East Acton, Elthorne, Greenford Broadway, Greenford Green, Hanger Hill, Hobbayne, Lady Margaret, Northfield, North Greenford, Northolt Mandeville, Northolt West End, Norwood Green, Perivale, South Acton, Southall Broadway, Southall Green, Southfield, Walpole, Bowes, Bush Hill Park, Chase, Cockfosters, Edmonton Green, Enfield Highway, Enfield Lock, Grange, Haselbury, Highlands, Jubilee, Lower Edmonton, Palmers Green, Ponders End, Southbury, Southgate, Southgate Green, Enfield Town, Turkey Street, Upper Edmonton, Winchmore Hill, Abbey Wood, Blackheath Westcombe, Charlton, ColdHarbour and New Eltham, Eltham North, Eltham South, Eltham West, Glyndon, Kidbrooke with Hornfair, Middle Park and Sutcliffe, Peninsula, Plumstead, Shooters Hill, Thamesmead Moorings, Woolwich Common, Woolwich Riverside, Addison, Askew, Avonmore and Brook Green, College Park and Old Oak, Fulham Broadway, Fulham Reach, Hammersmith Broadway, Munster, North End, Palace Riverside, Parsons Green and Walham, Ravenscourt Park, Sands End, Shepherd's Bush Green, Fulham Town, Wormholt and White City, Alexandra, Bounds Green, Bruce Grove, Crouch End, Fortis Green, Harringay, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill, Noel Park, Northumberland Park, St Ann's, Seven Sisters, Stroud Green, Tottenham Green, Tottenham Hale, West Green, White Hart Lane, Woodside, Belmont, Canons, Edgware, Harrow on the Hill, Harrow Weald, Hatch End, Headstone North, Headstone South, Kenton East, Kenton West, Marlborough, Pinner, Pinner South, Queensbury, Rayners Lane, Roxbourne, Roxeth, Stanmore Park, Wealdstone, West Harrow, Brooklands, Cranham, Elm Park, Emerson Park, Gooshays, Hacton, Harold Wood, Havering Park, Heaton, Hylands, Mawneys, Pettits, Rainham and Wennington, Romford Town, St Andrew's, South Hornchurch, Squirrel's Heath, Upminster, Barnhill, Brunel, Cavendish, Charville, Eastcote and East Ruislip, Harefield, Hillingdon East, Ickenham, Manor, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Pinkwell, South Ruislip, West Drayton, West Ruislip, Yeading, Yiewsley, Bedfont, Brentford, Chiswick Homefields, Chiswick Riverside, Cranford, Feltham North, Feltham West, Hanworth, Hanworth Park, Heston Central, Heston East, Heston West, Isleworth, Osterley and Spring Grove, Syon, Turnham green, Caledonian, Canonbury, Finsbury Park, Highbury East, Highbury West, Hillrise, Holloway, Junction, Mildmay, St George's, Alexandra, Berrylands, Beverley, Canbury, Chessington North, Chessington South, Coombe Hill, Coombe Vale, Grove, Norbiton, Old Malden, St James, St Mark's, Surbiton Hill, Tolworth, Tudor, Bishop's, Brixton Hill, Clapham Common, Clapham Town, Coldharbour, Ferndale, Gipsy Hill, Herne Hill, Knight's Hill, Larkhall, Oval, Prince's, St Leonard's, Stockwell, Streatham Hill, Streatham South, Streatham Wells, Thornton, Thurlow Park, Tulse Hill, Vassall, Bellingham, Brockley, Catford South, Crofton Park, Downham, Evelyn, Forest Hill, Grove Park, Ladywell, Lee Green, New Cross, Perry Vale, Sydenham, Telegraph Hill, Whitefoot, Abbey, Cannon Hill, Colliers Wood, Cricket Green, Dundonald, Figge's Marsh, Graveney, Hillside, Lavender Fields, Longthornton, Lower Morden, Merton Park, Pollards Hill, Ravensbury, Raynes Park, St Helier, Trinity, Village, West Barnes, Wimbledon Park, Beckton, Boleyn, Canning Town North, Canning Town South, Custom House, East Ham Central, East Ham North, East Ham South, Forest Gate North, Forest Gate South, Green Street East, Green Street West, Little Ilford, Manor Park, Plaistow North, Plaistow South, Royal Docks, Wall End, West Ham, Barnes, Hampton North, Heathfield, Kew, Mortlake and Barnes Common, North Richmond, St Margarets and North Twickenham, South Twickenham, Twickenham Riverside, West Twickenham, Whitton, Beddington North, Beddington South, Belmont, Carshalton Central, Carshalton South and Clockhouse, Cheam, Nonsuch, St Helier, Stonecot, Sutton Central and Town Centre, Sutton North, Sutton South, Sutton West, The Wrythe, Wallington North, Wallington South, Wandle Valley, Worcester Park, Cann Hall, Cathall, Chapel End, Chingford Green, Endlebury, Forest, Grove Green, Hale End and Highams Park, Hatch Lane, High Street, Higham Hill, Hoe Street, Larkswood, Lea Bridge, Leyton, Leytonstone, Markhouse, Valley, William Morris, Wood Street, Balham, Bedford, Earlsfield, East Putney, Fairfield, Furzedown, Latchmere, Nightingale, Northcote, Queenstown, Roehampton, St Mary's Park, Shaftesbury, Southfields, Thamesfield, Wandsworth Common, West Hill, West Putney, Abbey Road, Bayswater, Harrow Road, Lancaster Gate, Maida Vale, Queen's Park, Tachbrook, Westbourne, Bethnal Green, Blackwall, Bow East, Bow West, Bromley North, Bromley South, Canary Wharf, Island Gardens, Lansbury, Limehouse, Mile End, Poplar, St Dunstan's, St Katharine's and Wapping, St Peter's, Shadwell, Spitalfields and Banglatown, Stepney Green, Weavers, Whitechapel, Brownswood, Cazenove, Clissold, Dalston, De Beauvoir, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs, Hackney Wick, Haggerston, Homerton, Hoxton East and Shoreditch, Hoxton West, King's Park, Leabridge, London Fields, Shacklewell, Springfield, Stamford Hill West, Stoke Newington, Victoria, Woodberry Down, Abingdon, Brompton and Hans Town, Chelsea Riverside, Colville, Courtfield, Dalgarno, Earl's Court, Golborne, Holland, Norland, Notting Dale, Pembridge, Queen's Gate, Redcliffe, Royal Hospital, St Helen's, Stanley, Bushy Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens, Regents Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park, St James Park, Heathrow Terminal 2, Heathrow Terminal 3, Heathrow Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 5.