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Derbyshire Constabulary to help police the Olympics
With just 67 days until the start of the London 2012 Games, Derbyshire Constabulary have announced that they will be be providing officers to police the Olympics for a total of 101 days.
Depending on the day there will be a maximum of 101 Derbyshire officers at the Olympics. Around 253 individual officers from Derbyshire Constabulary will be deployed to contribute to keeping the Games safe and secure.
While the majority of officers travelling to police the Games are general beat officers, providing their usual professional service and working alongside the public, there is also a requirement for some specialist skilled officers to assist.
Derbyshire Constabulary’s will be lending its expertise by supplying protection officers, firearms specialists, dog handlers, search teams and public order trained officers as well as beat officers to assist with this complex operation.
Derbyshire Constabulary has adopted a range of measures to maximise the number of officers available to assist with the Games but also to continue policing across the force area.
Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins said: “The people of Derbyshire should see no difference at all in the levels of policing in the county. Although some of our officers are helping in other areas of the country our core policing will not suffer.
George Wharmby, Amber Sound FM News
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