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
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
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.