Around 10,000 officers for Newport Nato Summit, Police Federation says

Around 10,000 officers for Newport Nato Summit, Police Federation says

Around 10,000 officers for Newport Nato Summit, Police Federation says

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A POLICING team almost 10,000 strong will be deployed in South Wales for the Newport Nato summit, it’s been revealed.

The Police Federation has told its members that around 10,000 officers from England, the rest of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will join counterparts in South Wales and Gwent for the deployment.

Meanwhile the chairman of the Gwent Police Federation Jeff Mapps said that all leave has been cancelled for Gwent officers during the length of the deployment.

It is the first time that a figure has been put on the number of officers likely to take part in what has been described as the largest ever deployment of police to Wales.

According to a Police Federation newsletter, the deployment for Nato will run from August 26 to September 6.

That will encompass both the summit itself, taking place at the Celtic Manor on September 4-5, as well as the protest events which are set to take place the weekend prior.

"The mutual aid requirement is for approximately 10,000 officers," the newsletter says.

The newsletter says that while the exact location of accommodation sites for police officers can't be identified, several have been identified across South Wales and the West Country.

A joint statement from Jeff Mapps, chair of Gwent Police Federation, and his South Wales counterpart Steve Trigg, said: “This event will see the largest ever deployment of officers to Wales with the policing footprint for the summit expected to spread from the Gwent Police area across south east Wales and into south west England.”

Jeff Mapps told the Argus that the figures for the numbers of officers in the mutual aid operation are still approximate. He confirmed that all leave has been cancelled for Gwent Police officers during the deployment.

He outlined that he was working on welfare arrangements for officers, such as ensuring the quality of officers' accommodation, and contingency measures such as plans in case of a serious incident where a member of the public or an officer is seriously injured.

“Having thousands of police officers from all around the country descending on South East Wales is a big challenge for us, on top of normal day to day activities,” he added.

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5:22pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Mr Angry says...

If you want to commit a crime, September 4-5 is the time to do it
If you want to commit a crime, September 4-5 is the time to do it Mr Angry
  • Score: 11

5:45pm Mon 30 Jun 14

zooportandproudofit says...

that's a lot of understaffed areas elsewhere then...
that's a lot of understaffed areas elsewhere then... zooportandproudofit
  • Score: 12

5:49pm Mon 30 Jun 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

Bonkers number of police. If I was a protester I'd give this one a miss and turn up somewhere else to make a point e.g. at MOD
Bonkers number of police. If I was a protester I'd give this one a miss and turn up somewhere else to make a point e.g. at MOD lowandhardandinthecorner
  • Score: 8

6:00pm Mon 30 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

I broke this story on Sat. Are Boris the Clown's new water cannon headed this way too? Is he still offering to stand in front and have his head taken off by the pressure? Where's the ticket office?f
I broke this story on Sat. Are Boris the Clown's new water cannon headed this way too? Is he still offering to stand in front and have his head taken off by the pressure? Where's the ticket office?f KarloMarko
  • Score: 8

6:20pm Mon 30 Jun 14

smiffy76 says...

KarloMarko wrote:
I broke this story on Sat. Are Boris the Clown's new water cannon headed this way too? Is he still offering to stand in front and have his head taken off by the pressure? Where's the ticket office?f
Ok Police the local police bar is the ......... They love it if you ware your England rugby top in there.
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: I broke this story on Sat. Are Boris the Clown's new water cannon headed this way too? Is he still offering to stand in front and have his head taken off by the pressure? Where's the ticket office?f[/p][/quote]Ok Police the local police bar is the ......... They love it if you ware your England rugby top in there. smiffy76
  • Score: -6

6:54pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"Around 10,000 officers for Newport Nato Summit, Police Federation says"

Wow, just think how much profit MacDonald's is going to make out of this!
"Around 10,000 officers for Newport Nato Summit, Police Federation says" Wow, just think how much profit MacDonald's is going to make out of this! Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Mon 30 Jun 14

artsfan says...

We must be about the only city without a specialist doughnut shop, so I doubt they'll all be staying here for the week.
We must be about the only city without a specialist doughnut shop, so I doubt they'll all be staying here for the week. artsfan
  • Score: 3

8:02pm Mon 30 Jun 14

sooty001 says...

Dial 101 and see how long it takes to get ONE to disperse a gang of anti social yobs, yet they can find 10,000 without a problem.
Dial 101 and see how long it takes to get ONE to disperse a gang of anti social yobs, yet they can find 10,000 without a problem. sooty001
  • Score: 17

10:17pm Mon 30 Jun 14

displayed says...

"A POLICING team almost 10,000 strong will be deployed in South Wales for the Newport Nato summit, it’s been revealed."

Who's picking up the tab, to provide security for a group of influential people who should know better.
Being allowed to descend on a poor defenceless city and run everyone ragged as the residents and visitors try to cope with the disruption, chaos and tailbacks on the road system!

That's what I wanna know................
......
"A POLICING team almost 10,000 strong will be deployed in South Wales for the Newport Nato summit, it’s been revealed." Who's picking up the tab, to provide security for a group of influential people who should know better. Being allowed to descend on a poor defenceless city and run everyone ragged as the residents and visitors try to cope with the disruption, chaos and tailbacks on the road system! That's what I wanna know................ ...... displayed
  • Score: 5

10:34pm Mon 30 Jun 14

XKeysWatt says...

What a joke! We hear all the time that the police are understaffed and have millions to save from their yearly budget and then we hear this. It will have zero benefit to Newport, will take police from vital roles elsewhere in the UK, will cost millions to police/run and what will the end result be? Wake me up when the town centre is finished and Newport Council have smelt the coffee....oh hang on my 4 year old daughter might be 21 by then!!!
What a joke! We hear all the time that the police are understaffed and have millions to save from their yearly budget and then we hear this. It will have zero benefit to Newport, will take police from vital roles elsewhere in the UK, will cost millions to police/run and what will the end result be? Wake me up when the town centre is finished and Newport Council have smelt the coffee....oh hang on my 4 year old daughter might be 21 by then!!! XKeysWatt
  • Score: 3

10:15am Tue 1 Jul 14

-trigg- says...

There were 129,584 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in the 43 police forces of England and Wales as at 31 March 2013 (Home Office report)

the report deosn't mention how many of those are on the sick, suspendedor deskbound but a conservative estimate would have 1 in 10 of the active police officers in Newport for the period of the Nato summit. It may just about be enough to temorarily improve the atmosphere in the town centre of an evening.

It seems that a lot of youths these days simply don't respect the law. I can't help wondering if that's connected to the fact that they changed from a 'police force' to a "police service"
There were 129,584 full-time equivalent (FTE) police officers in the 43 police forces of England and Wales as at 31 March 2013 (Home Office report) the report deosn't mention how many of those are on the sick, suspendedor deskbound but a conservative estimate would have 1 in 10 of the active police officers in Newport for the period of the Nato summit. It may just about be enough to temorarily improve the atmosphere in the town centre of an evening. It seems that a lot of youths these days simply don't respect the law. I can't help wondering if that's connected to the fact that they changed from a 'police force' to a "police service" -trigg-
  • Score: 1

11:25pm Tue 1 Jul 14

artsfan says...

Where on earth are they all going to stay? I heard all the hotels for miles around are booked up and there's surely not too much room elsewhere?
Where on earth are they all going to stay? I heard all the hotels for miles around are booked up and there's surely not too much room elsewhere? artsfan
  • Score: 2

8:40pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Dave on his Soapbox says...

........there's a lot of uni accommodation going begging....as for the last conference that had 1,000 of police here..... Caerleon will probably be used to house many....
........there's a lot of uni accommodation going begging....as for the last conference that had 1,000 of police here..... Caerleon will probably be used to house many.... Dave on his Soapbox
  • Score: 0

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