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Met announce 52 police forces will join Olympic security operation

The Metropolitan Police Service has set out its plan for a 105-day Olympics security operation. which will see around 12,500 officers on duty nationally on peak days, including 9,500 in London alone.

52 forces will contribute resources to the operation, including specialists in over 70 areas, including dog units, firearms officers, mounted section and marine officers.

"Chief Constables and forces have worked together to meet the incredible demand of the Games... Every force is playing its part in delivering a fantastic summer of celebration, yet our planning has also ensured that our core policing continues, keeping our communities safe... The summer of 2012 will be a busy and challenging time for the British police service, but with confidence and pride I can say that we have the officers we need to keep the Games and our wider communities safe and secure."

– National Olympic Security Coordinator AC Chris Allison

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