Is the security risk at the 2012 games too high???

#1
Personally I would not work security at the games even if they paid me £50 per hour. It is gonna go tits up spectacularly and i would like to stay as many miles from London as i can. Door Supervisors and Security Staff will be under equipped, under resourced, lack any powers, have no basic first aid training, and in a mass casualty scenario it sounds like a nightmare in hell if Terry/AQ came to play at the games :shock:

London 2012 Olympics: US to send '1,000 agents' as UK security shortfall is revealed | Mail Online

Surface-to-air missiles could be used to protect the skies over London during the Olympics, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said today as he insisted 'all necessary measures' will be taken to ensure security.
Mr Hammond told the Commons 'appropriate ground to air defences' could be in place if that was recommended by the military.
His comments came as it was reported that the US was prepared to send up to 1,000 of its own agents, including 500 from the FBI, to look after the US's contestants and diplomats at the event in a sign of unease at the security operation.
And the body organising the Olympics has started a recruitment drive to double the number of security guards at the Games after admitting it had underestimated how many would be required - but the new recruits may have to be funded by the MoD.
 
#4
That's well thought out then.

Surface to air missiles are primarily designed to take on military aircraft, many times smaller than that of the highest threat of possible highjacked passenger aircraft.

The missile will still bring the passenger aircraft down, just in big chunks on the very heads of those it's supposed to protect.

Although I don't really think that will happen. The most likely is a RDD (radiological dispersion device).
 
#7
Security to cost over 700,000,000.00!!! While we cower around a fifteen watt lightbulb for warmth and sign for bogroll! (QM wants an OBE)
 
#9
Personally I would not work security at the games even if they paid me £50 per hour. It is gonna go tits up spectacularly and i would like to stay as many miles from London as i can. Door Supervisors and Security Staff will be under equipped, under resourced, lack any powers, have no basic first aid training, and in a mass casualty scenario it sounds like a nightmare in hell if Terry/AQ came to play at the games :shock:

London 2012 Olympics: US to send '1,000 agents' as UK security shortfall is revealed | Mail Online

Surface-to-air missiles could be used to protect the skies over London during the Olympics, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said today as he insisted 'all necessary measures' will be taken to ensure security.
Mr Hammond told the Commons 'appropriate ground to air defences' could be in place if that was recommended by the military.
His comments came as it was reported that the US was prepared to send up to 1,000 of its own agents, including 500 from the FBI, to look after the US's contestants and diplomats at the event in a sign of unease at the security operation.
And the body organising the Olympics has started a recruitment drive to double the number of security guards at the Games after admitting it had underestimated how many would be required - but the new recruits may have to be funded by the MoD.
Given that it looks like only about four members of the tax paying public actually got tickets to the running, skipping and jumping corporate love-in, I'd say no.
The fallout will only land on members of Parliament, Seb Coe and his back-handing chums. Bring it on.
 
#10
Some one shout "JOURNO" for me, im too small
No im not little tits. I work as a Door Supervisor here and there when i'm free on weekends. I posted the above because i've been asked to work it by several companies and i am unimpressed with planning and resources based on the info i have been given so far :O)
 
#12
How can the security risk be deemed as "too high" when the TA 's being asked to provide?
They'll be no more use than an SIA badged door supervisor... what if any training will the TA have in crowd control/ticket gates/searching people/evacuations of venues etc Alpha? I'd rather sit at home up North :O)
 
#13
It'll be great, blackouts and Spitfires doing fighter sweeps over London, officious twats shouting "Put that light out". If I were AQ I'd mallet somewhere else while everyone's looking the other way.
 
#14
Keep your NBC suit handy and take a holiday well away from London for the duration......agree with vinnie the cat.... utter load of bollocks and waste of money
 

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#16
How can the security risk be deemed as "too high" when the TA 's being asked to provide?
[Self deprecatory balls]Surely the risk is heightened when you factor in the availability of weapons together with people who can't hit a cow's arse with a banjo?[/Self deprecatory balls]
 
#17
Venue safety is not the responsibility of the police, so the firm G4S was awarded the contract to find and train the initial group. The company will this week begin an advertising campaign to meet that target. But the organising committee does not have the money to pay G4S to make up the shortfall, and does not believe the firm has enough time to do so, forcing ministers to turn to the Ministry of Defence for help.

The MoD has offered 3,000 soldiers, and another 2,000 in reserve – half the total required. The ministry is working within its own tight budget, and the late request for help has irritated some officials.

"What have they been doing for the last five years?" asked one. "There is less than a year to go and they've only just realised they need twice the number of security guards they first thought. Where is the money to pay for this coming from? It is an extra burden on the defence budget that we could well do without."

Another source said: "Everyone has now realised 10,000 was an underestimate. This is one of the biggest problems facing the Olympic authorities because there is an absolute dearth of vetted and qualified private security guards. Senior police had advised ministers and the committee that 10,000 was too few, but nobody wanted to listen because of the cost involved.

"The military will have to stand up some people. Otherwise G4S have got the Olympic committee over a barrel."

US officials worried about security at London 2012 Olympics | Sport | The Guardian
 
#19
They'll be no more use than an SIA badged door supervisor... what if any training will the TA have in crowd control/ticket gates/searching people/evacuations of venues etc Alpha? I'd rather sit at home up North :O)
That's easy, just tell the TA someone in the crowd has a pastie in their pocket/bag/shoe.

They'll be all over it like a tramp on chips.
 

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