06 Aug '12, 2pm

MDP providing Olympics security: The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) is currently undertaking its largest ever

More than 150 officers are carrying out a wide range of specialist policing roles as the MDP contributes to the security arrangements for the Games. Their deployment is the culmination of more than four years of preparation by the MDP, which saw officers take part in numerous exercises and planning sessions. Marine policing units, protestor removal teams, motorcycle outriders, armed officers, search experts, protective policing specialists and explosives sniffer dogs are among the assets being used by the MDP. The Force is on duty across the country, supporting the MOD's own Olympics security taskings and also providing mutual aid to Home Office police forces. Speaking ahead of the Games, Assistant Chief Constable Robert Chidley, the MDP's Gold Olympics lead, said that this would be 'the most diverse and broad-ranging deployment the MDP has ever undertaken': "We are making...

Full article: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOpe...

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