London's Armed Police (Hardback)
Up Close and Personal
As seen in Metro (May 2019): 'Dramatic pictures show gritty life of an armed police officer in London'.
As seen in The Sun (May 2019): 'Incredible behind-the-scenes photos reveal gritty life of UK's armed police in face of terrorism, riots and gangland shootouts – Metropolitan Police firearms officer Stephen Smith has revealed all in a new book'.
As seen in the Daily Mail (May 2019): 'Life on the thin blue frontline: Sobering photographs of terror attacks, riots and murders reveal the horrors faced by London's armed police officers on a daily basis as they strive to protect the capital'.
Come on a journey with veteran firearms officer, Stephen Smith as he goes behind the scenes of the Met’s Specialist Firearms Unit, CO19.
This book covers events from the controversial shooting of Azelle Rodney in 2005 and Mark Duggan in 2011, right up to the outrageous terrorists attacks on Westminster, London Bridge and Borough Market.
Stephen Smith, through his unique access to CO19, has managed to put together hundreds of detailed photographs along with text that goes a long way to explain why it is necessary to have such an elite firearms unit on standby 24/7 in London.
This comprehensive volume will bring you right up-to date with the training, operations, equipment and mind-set of these courageous individuals who put their lives on the line on a daily basis to keep the capital safe.
London’s Armed Police is a must have for anyone with an interest in modern policing or police firearms matters.