London'sMetropolitan Police is forming its first Metropolitan Police Filming Unit.

The dedicated police team will supportfilming in the capital. A team of officers, trained in both film issues andassociated police procedure, will provide a single point of contact for filmingrequests requiring police assistance.

The unit will liaise with all police departments including traffic,transport, and property services, and will provide general advice on policeprocedure, and coordinate police involvement across boroughs if necessary.

"The launch of the Metropolitan Police FilmingUnit is a major step forward for filming in the capital, marking a radicalchange to filming on the ground," said Adrian Wootton,CEO of Film London. "This is yet another success for the London FilmingPartnership which is working to make filming in the capital faster, easier andcheaper."