In his four years with S019, the Metropolitan Police Special Firearms Wing, Steve Collins has been in over a thousand contacts: that is gun battles. Collins gives the inside story of these operations, which we might otherwise only get to hear about when they make the headlines.
In his four years with S019, the Metropolitan Police Special Firearms Wing, Steve Collins has been in over a thousand contacts: that is gun battles, with Yardies; IRA gunmen; East End gangsters, such as the notorious Arifs and their hitmen; drug smugglers from South America and elsewhere; and lone gunmen who have simply gone berserk. A judge commending the bravery of Steve's team said, "If only the public knew the calibre of the men that protect them". S019 protects us from chaos and violence London. These groups are expert in firearms operations in an urban environment - the SAS come to them for training. Collins gives the inside story of these operations, which we might otherwise only get to hear about when they make the headlines.
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Steve Collins was born in South London in 1957.Growing up on the rough streets where crime was almost a way of life, he soon realized he needed more from this dull and routine existence. In 1989 he transferred to London's Metropolitan Police, where after a vigorous selection, he entered PT 17, the Tactical Firearms Unit, as team leader, Specialist Firearms Officer, National Firearms Instructor and Tactical Advisor. He and his team would undertake many hundreds of firearms operations over the next five years. He lieft the police in 1996 and now lives in the south of England with his wife.
The Good Guys Wear Black by Steve Collins
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