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2012 Olympic and paralympic resilience and crisis management exercise programme published

A comprehensive programme of exercises to test the government, police and other key agencies’ readiness for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been announced by Home Secretary Theresa May.

The UK Home Office, supported by DCMS, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), the police and other partners, have developed a bespoke programme of exercises ranging from table top discussions to live play exercises.

The exercises will test a range of scenarios that could impact on the smooth running of the games such as long queues or crowds at Olympic and Paralympic venues, transport disruption and a terrorist attack. The exercises will test how government departments, police and emergency services respond, how they work together, how they work with the games organiser and how information is shared with the public.

The exercise programme includes three strategic command post exercises and one live exercise that will run in September and December this year and in spring 2012. These are supported by a wide range of local level and table-top exercises, and workshops.

•Date: 12th July 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article • Topic: Testing and exercising

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