Olympics 'will not affect' policing in Weston

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 July 2012


POLICING in Weston and North Somerset will not be affected by the Olympic Games, despite officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary going to London to help police the event, the force has said.

Officers will travel to the capital and Dorset to assist with security during the London 2012 Olympic Games, along with police from other forces across the country.

Chief Inspector Alex Cohen from the operational planning team said: “Over the course of 70 days, a total of 404 individual officers will work on games-related duties, but our contribution will vary each day.

“The maximum number of officers serving on the games on any single day will be 153, while on some days it will be as low as just two. It is important to recognise that these numbers are approximate based on the plans currently in place.

“We have been planning for our role since 2009. This planning has meant that during the Olympics we can send officers to the events without having an adverse impact on our communities.”

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