Team effort behind Platinum Jubilee policing operation in City of London
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At City of London Police, we are proud to play our part in helping everyone to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee safely and securely.
Our officers, staff and volunteers have been planning the policing operation in the City of London for many months, and continue to work with policing partners and event organisers across London in the lead-up to the celebrations.
A range of policing teams are involved in helping Londoners and visitors to enjoy the events safely, including dog and mounted units, armed officers, specialist search officers, roads policing officers, the Special Constabulary, Volunteer Police Cadets, and Project Servator officers, who are specially-trained to spot tell-tale signs that someone may be planning to commit a crime. They will talk to you to encourage you to be their extra eyes and ears and report anything that doesn’t seem right.
A range of visible and less visible measures will be in place to help keep everyone safe. This includes things like vehicle barriers, road closures and specialist teams carrying out searches in and around event locations.
Airspace restrictions will be in place around a number of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events, which means that it will be illegal to fly a drone there without permission. You will know if airspace restrictions are in place where you are, because posters will be on display. To be on the safe side, leave your drone at home.
You will see stewards and other staff, who are there to help you enjoy the celebrations. Don’t be surprised if they pop up and say hello if you’re looking a little lost or in need of help.
Chief Superintendent David Evans, who is leading the policing operation in the City of London, said:
“If you’re in the City in the run-up to and over the bank holiday weekend, you will see more police activity than usual. This is nothing to worry about, it’s all part of ensuring everyone can enjoy this momentous occasion safely and securely.
“You can play your part by being vigilant for anything that doesn’t seem right. If you’re concerned about anything you see or hear, trust your instincts and tell staff or a police officer. They will do the rest. In an emergency, always call 999.”
You can also find out more information on how to report any suspicious activity to police at www.gov.uk/ACT
If you’d like to be part of our team in the heart of London helping to keep people safe at historic events such as this, we are recruiting. Find out how you can be part of it https://careers.cityoflondon.police.uk/