Security for the Vancouver Olympics 2010

This article describes the security procedures that are being implemented in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The security operation will be the largest ever undertaken in Canada. A total of 11,200 police officers will police the vast area of operations. The Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit, led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with assistance from members of local police departments and the Canadian Forces, is in charge of the safety and security of the Olympic Games. However, the transportation security plan that has been devised by the Integrated Security Unit relates only to the security of athletes and officials. Responsibility for the safety and security of the general public outside of the Olympic venues rests with local police services, including Transit Police. Protecting the safety and security of the transit system's passengers, employees and property is the mandate of the Transit Police Service. The Transit Police have been working closely with the Integrated Security Unit to prepare for the Games. The Transit Police officers will work closely with the 21 police jurisdictions that the system passes through to ensure a seamless delivery of service. Transit Police resources will be challenged in handling visitors to the Olympic venues, residents traveling to work and other aspects of daily life, protesters and criminal activity attracted by the crowds. The Transit Police will play an active role in reducing the security risk through high-profile patrols, together with more specialized tactics that include the deployment of explosive scent detection dogs, portable x-ray machines, metal detectors and thermal imaging cameras. Through the ready availability and rapid deployment of such resources, delays and inconvenience caused by security incidents should be kept to a minimum.


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  • Accession Number: 01154660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 2010 11:00PM