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Security is fundamental to Paris 2012’s operational plan. France has extensive experience in risk-management and in managing major events. A dedicated coordination structure will ensure optimal security for all Games constituents and facilities.
 
Police officers in the street - © Paris 2012
During the Games, the security workforce will consist of as many as 28,850 people. (© Paris 2012)
 
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Anticipating Risk: The Basis for the Security System
In conjunction with the Ministry of the Interior, Domestic Security and Local Freedoms, Paris 2012 has performed in-depth analysis of the risks arising from the Olympic Games and has detailed how it intends to manage and counteract each of the situations foreseen (fire, technological risks, intrusion into Olympic facilities, etc.).
 
A Well-Established, Proven Security System, Placed Under State Responsibility
The State may conclude partnerships with the towns involved, as necessary. Within the operational areas of each Olympic venue, security is the responsibility of the Paris OCOG, under the supervision and control of the relevant prefectures. Should a crisis situation arise, responsibility for all security operations will be transferred from the organising party (Paris OCOG) to the State (Prefectures). Beyond the operational areas, in the public domain, security is the responsibility of the prefectures. At the national level, security falls within the responsibility of the Ministry of the Interior, Domestic Security and Local Freedoms.
 
A Governance Structure Guaranteeing the Effectiveness of the Security Framework
The governance structure will play out in two stages:
• Until January 2008, the General Inspector of Games Security (GIGS) will represent the Ministry of the Interior, Domestic Security and Local Freedoms within the Olympic Coordination Organisation (OCOO).
• Starting from January 2008, a Games Security Task Force, built around the GIGS, will represent the Ministry of the Interior, Domestic Security and Local Freedoms alongside the Paris OCOG Security Directorate, within the Olympic Security Organisation (OSEO).
 
A Large and Actively Mobilised Workforce
During the peak period of the Games, the security workforce will consist of as many as 28,850 people. If necessary, 3 000 military personnel and 15,000 additional civil and military officers may be added.
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