Safety and security
As well as the biggest sporting event in UK history, London 2012 will also be the UK’s biggest ever peacetime security operation. That is why, ever since winning the bid in 2005, the Government has been working with LOCOG, police, and security agencies to put advanced plans in place for keeping the public safe.
Security operations will involve an unprecedented level of collaboration between policy, military and security forces to counter any potential threats, and all security agencies have taken part in an extensive programme of test exercises to ensure that these arrangements work effectively.
The UK has extensive experience of handling high-profile global events such as last year’s Royal Wedding. Over a period of years, we have been working to ensure that visitors and the public can look forward to experiencing a safe and secure Games whilst enjoying the true spirit of the occasion.