What does ‘SOKO’ in the show ‘SOKO Hamburg’ (Hamburg Homicide) mean?

Hi! I’ve recently finished ‘SOKO Hamburg’ (Hamburg Homicide). I really enjoyed the show and I literally binge watched it all the way to the end because it was that good and interesting. And as a plus, I also got to learn a lot of new German words! :purple_heart:
I did wonder since I started watching it, what does ‘SOKO’ mean? Can anyone tell me if that word is common in German and how it is used? Thank you! :blush: :blush:

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It stands for Sonderkommission, which literally means “special comission”. As far as I understand it, it’s a special team of investigators that come together to solve a particularly difficult or complex crime. I hope this helps :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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