Black was cool in the 80s. You had black clad SWAT teams and the boom of low-budget ninja films. SWAT teams adopted camo uniforms and military equipment in the post-9/11 world so there has been quite a backlash againt the “militarization” of police forces. Therefore, gray was chosen as a neutral unassuming color that fits into concrete’s urban landscapes.
London Metropolitan Police introduced in 2015 the Counter Terrorist Specialist Firearms Officer as a new speciality within the Specialist Firearms Command to deal with the terrorist threat in the current European context of urban armed attacks. There was a public presentation of their weapons and equipment on 3 August 2016.
Armed police prepare to deploy from Hyde Park, central London, as Scotland Yard announced that the first of 600 additional armed officers were trained and operationally ready, and unveiled plans to put more marksmen on public patrol. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture…
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