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Met Olympics and Paralympic Games 2012 - delivering a safe Games

Met Olympics and Paralympics image7. Met Olympics and Paralympic Games 2012

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be amongst the largest events ever to take place in Britain. Ensuring the safety and security of all those attending and taking part presents a real challenge to the police in the United Kingdom. We will ensure that the Met rises to this challenge.

Delivering a safe, secure and resilient Olympic and Paralympic Games remains a priority leading up to 2012. The planning is nearly complete and the testing is about to start. The MPA will ensure the Met is delivering its commitments while ensuring these do not impact significantly on the delivery of day-to-day policing, particularly in the context of reduced resourcing.

Our focus will be on ensuring the Met is:

  • identifying and training staff in preparation for 2012, particularly with the specialist skills they require;
  • ¬†building the infrastructure they need to deliver effective command and control; and
  • ¬†delivering within the financial envelope set for them by the Home Office.

We will continue to work with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the Greater London Authority (GLA) and other partners to prevent and respond to the risk of human trafficking at the London 2012 Olympics and Paraympic Games.

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