Metropolitan Police Service

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Arms of Metropolitan Police Service

Official blazon

Arms : Azure, a portcullis chained within a double tressure flory counterflory argent.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, Three arrows, one in pale and two in saltire, barbs downward, proper, banded azure and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper.
Supporters: On either side a lion guardant argent, gorged with a collar azure charged alternately with bezants and bees volant, grasping in the interior paw a column Or. Badge: A roundel azure, thereon the Royal Cypher of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second argent within a circlet azure fimbriated and inscribed with words 'Metropolitan Police' in letters argent, the whole upon a star of eight major and fifty-six lesser points argent, ensigned by the Royal Crown proper.


The arms were officially granted on September 5, 1967.

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