Day 1: On your marks!
Well, after a much longer journey than we'd hoped for (due to
what looked like a very nasty accident on the M1), we have settled
in to our base for the next five days. The Metropolitan Police team
managing this site have made us very welcome and our briefing this
evening brought home just how close we are to working at the
The number and variety of police officers and staff staying and
working here really brings home the scale of the operation we are
involved in. In the few hours we have been here I have seen dog
handlers, public order officers, search team staff and mounted
officers from more than fifteen other forces, and this is just one
of a number of similar sites around London!
Our unit seems to have been very lucky. Our deployment starts at
10am tomorrow, unlike some other units who will be getting up at
2am! We are due to be working in the Olympic Park, which will be
fantastic, but we won't know for certain until we get to the
briefing centre. Until then, everyone is trying to find a spot in
front of the TV to watch the Opening Ceremony.
- Inspector Dave Price
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About Inspector Dave Price
Dave is one of the officers who has headed down to London to
help police during the Olympics.