5,000 police to oversee safety at Taipei Universiade
Jul 16, 2017MarketComments Off on 5,000 police to oversee safety at Taipei Universiade
With just a little over one month remaining before Taipei plays host to the 2017 Universiade, authorities are gearing up to mobilize some 5,000 police officers to maintain public safety.
The Taipei police force is tasked with overseeing safety at the games. It says that police will be stationed at the athletes' village in Linkou, as well as at all of the venues for the games. The security team will draw from police departments throughout northern Taiwan, providing about 2,000 officers at both the opening and closing ceremonies. Another 3,000 officers will fill rotating shifts each day for the duration of the games.
Police presence will also be bumped up at popular tourist areas and crowded districts while the games are under way between August 19 and August 30.
The police force is also teaming up with the Criminal Investigation Bureau and other agencies to conduct anti-terrorism simulations. They have assembled technical defenses too, such as drone interceptor guns, sniffer units, radiation detectors, explosives trace detectors, and multifunctional explosion-proof robots.
Officials say that by the end of July, a final test of security measures will be conducted in a simulation of the opening ceremony.