140 Cumbrian officers to help police Olympic Games in London
By Nick Griffiths Crime Reporter
Last updated at 12:43, Monday, 21 May 2012
More than 140 officers from Cumbria will be drafted into the national police operation surrounding the Olympics.
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If we take 140 of our Cumbria Police down to London how do we police our own area properly? are we going to ask for Volunteers to fill the gaps?,is this the new Idea of our Prim Minister that we should all work for nothing,? I would have thought there was enough military Might down in London without our Police having to go down there, what a shambles,
Posted by Danleo on
28 May 2012 at 08:25
Very concerned - you might want to read the introduction to the articles first. What you have read is one of a number of 'diverse stories â or scenarios â about how the future could evolve... Together, a set of scenarios captures a range of future possibilities, good and bad, expected and surprising â but always plausible. Importantly, scenarios are not predictions'. Had you looked at the 'Clever Together' scenario, you would probably be looking forward to the future instead of dreading it.
Not that any of that matters, anyway. The world is going to end on 21st December 2012. And that IS a fact. I saw it on the Internet somewhere. Even better ... I've got Â£100 pounds at odds of 50-to-1 on it happening. Smart, or what?
Posted by Letterwright on
27 May 2012 at 18:36
KP- The officers have volunteered so no empathy required they have no need to go.They are not on minimum wages either in fact they are better paid than most in this area and this comment is not meant as an attack on our officers who are just like a lot more making a few quid while they can.
Posted by Robert on
27 May 2012 at 16:38
kp, they're getting paid for it, plus more with expenses - i'd do it for one summer holiday in a lifetime for the cash they'll get.
Who,s paying the billions this will cost is a better question to ask, at a time when this country has a massive debt and forced to cutback on everything - all for 1 sporting event? any other sporting event in the UK the organizers pay for it - even the policing of it.
Posted by ray on
27 May 2012 at 15:24
I do hope some of those 140 Cumbrian officers are reading and will check out the information below :-
Recently someone alerted me to a document on the Internet funded by the Rockefellers on their Rockefeller Foundation site called "Future of Technology and International Development"
HERE IS THE PDF : http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/uploads/files/bba493f7-cc97-4da3-add6-3deb007cc719.pdfOn PAGE 34 of the PDF file (in the 1st para) it states "The 2012 Olympic bombing which killed 13,000 was closely followed by the earthquake in Indonesia killing 40,000, a tsunami that almost wiped out Nicaragua and the onset of the west China famine". This document was printed in MAY 2010 (14 months prior to this year`s Olympic games)It is written so that it's set in the future but it has many many scenarios where people will be killed off soon. The main Rockefeller Foundation website is : http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/ You can access the document yourself from this link : http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/search/?q=future+of+technology (Its the FIRST document on the list)My question is : WHAT IS THE MESSAGE BEING PORTRAYED HERE ? Whatever it is I am very concerned. I urge everyone to please check this out for themselves. Do not just dismiss it. I most certainly wouldnt want to be anywhere near London, during the games, after reading what is stated on that Rockefellar Foundation website.
Posted by Very concerned on
26 May 2012 at 22:08
Anyone got any empathy for the families of these Police Officers who have to be without their husbands/wives/mummies/daddies for this event which runs over the Summer Holidays???
Posted by KP on
26 May 2012 at 20:20
For those suggesting the poice will be "on a jolly" or otherwise having a good time. They will not be watching the events, they will be outside the stadiums, many will be providing extra cover at transport links around the capital. This is the biggest terrorist target for decades, not the local village fete.
Posted by Nina on
26 May 2012 at 07:40
Tony, i can only hope the police are more effective at the Olympics than Appleby Horse Fair, having had the misfortune of being working in Appleby a couple of times during the horse fair and watching the police ignore the travellers as they drove on pavements, drove without seatbelts, had children driving vans, drunken abusive behavier....
Posted by Me on
24 May 2012 at 21:20
Lot of complaining re this issue. Why? 65 is a minimal amount of the forces strength, and will have no effect at all on Policong your county. You should may be ask yourselves how many officers are taken from your area to Police the Appleby Fair. I'm not a betting man, but I'm dam sure it would be more than 65. And as for the comment on the response time. I find it hard to believe that if you phoned 999 they took that long to arrive. I sense you may be a drama queen.
Posted by Tony on
24 May 2012 at 10:57
The Civil Nuclear Constabulary just like the MOD police & all police forces are sending officers to cover the olympic event.
This in turn makes some of us think that we are now moving towards the creation of just one unified national police force.Of course the real worry is just how much social & financial damage the whole Olympic circus is going to cost us all.Is it any wonder that those of us who live in Cockneyland are in support of the anti-olympics movement?