SCO19 (Specialist Crime & Operations 19) CTSFO (Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officer) is the special operations unit of London’s Metropolitan Police (MET). This elite cadre of highly-trained police officers are on standby to respond to any terrorist or major crime incident that would occur in London or at a national level.
The Grupo Especial de Operaciones (Special Operations Group) is the police tactical unit of the Spanish Cuerpo Nacional de Policía (National Police Corps). The GEO is responsible for countering/responding to terrorism and VIP protection duties and but it can also be used in a support role for police operations outside the realm of terrorism. The GEO is part of the national police tactical units of European Union countries network known as “ATLAS”.
In the front line of local violent crime fighting in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, BOPE is a highly experienced and motivated special unit of the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro State (PMERJ) whose infamous “skull” badge is respected and feared. Due to the specific nature of crime in favelas, BOPE have an extensive and sough after experience in urban warfare and progression in confined and restricted environments.