Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2019.177.1
Dimensions: 7 in X 6 in X 1/2 in
Dimensions (Metric): 17.78 cm X 15.24 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of London Metropolitan Police Service and M15 and M16 UK Security Services
Plaque from SO15 Counter Terrorism Command. The wooden plaque has gold-colored banners on the top and bottom that feature printed text: "SO15 COUNTER TERRORISM COMMAND" and "NEW SCOTLAND YARD." In the center is a white shield with a blue printed image of a globe and surrounding text: "COUNTER TERRORISM COMMAND." Interlocking the globe is a circle depicting a silhouette of the London skyline with "SO15" printed in white and "NEW SCOTLAND YARD" in surrounding text.
After 9/11, the U.S. government mobilized intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies to share data and expertise with each other, U.S. military partners, international allies, and local informants to combat vast terrorist networks. The influx and analysis of recovered items increased dramatically.
Counter Terrorism Command or SO15 is a Specialist Operations branch within London's Metropolitan Police Service.