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Olympic security 2010In the year since RUSI’s highly successful Olympic and Paralympic Safety and Security conference in 2009 much will have changed. A new government, a Strategic Defence and Security Review, a historic Comprehensive Spending Review and the experience gained from major sporting events in Vancouver, South Africa and Delhi will all have shaped planning for 2012.

Organised in conjunction with the Home Office’s Olympic and Paralympic Security Directorate, this major RUSI conference brought together the most senior figures responsible for the delivery of a safe and secure Games to discuss progress and asses the implications of events though the last year.


  • Pauline Neville Jones, Minister for Counter-Terrorism and Security, Home Office
  • Sir Ian Johnston, Director of Security, LOCOG
  • Robert Raine, Director of Olympic and Paralympic Security, Home Office
  • Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison, Assistant Commissioner for the Olympic Games, Met Police
  • Assistant Commissioner Ben Groenewald, Assistant Commissioner for the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Sir David Veness, Chairman Security and Policing Advisory Board, London First
  • Peter Tallantire, Deputy Director Preparedness and Response, Civil Contingencies Secretariat


Topics covered at the conference included:

  • Olympic Security in Light of the SDSR and CSR
  • Analysis of Recent Major Events and the Adaptation of UK Planning
  • Games-Time Resilience and non-Malicious Risks to the Games
  • The Command and Control Challenge
  • Reconciling Safety, Security and a Games-Time Feel
  • The Role of the Private Sector in a Safe and Secure Olympics

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