A full-time dedicated Euros Policing Team will police Wembley Stadium
Borough commander Sarah Leach
- Credit: MPS
Over the past month the UK has seen Covid-19 restrictions ease and hopefully this will continue over coming weeks.
Whilst we are yet to see a substantial increase in demand for our resources, it is likely that Wembley Park, one of the newest, most vibrant districts of London, will be busy this summer, and we have teams in place
Wembley Stadium, once described by Pele as "the cathedral…capital…and heart of football", has already begun to host matches with thousands of fans experiencing live sport again at the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals and the Carabao Cup final.
Whilst we are experienced at policing events at Wembley Stadium, this year we are taking a different approach with a full-time dedicated Euros Policing Team. The team consists of one sergeant and six constables who will be in post until the tournament concludes. The team will work with the local authority to develop relationships with local businesses and hospitality venues ahead of the tournament, which could, travel permitting, see visitors from across Europe and beyond. These relationships will enhance the problem solving capabilities of police by encompassing local input, to reduce crime in the area and provide reassurance to the local community and its visitors. We will of course continue to work with British Transport Police and TfL on match days for the protection of those using the local transport hubs.
A dedicated team for the development at Wembley Park; which boasts housing, retail, bars and restaurants, has been established as a longer-term approach to the safety of residents and visitors to the area. This team will work later into the evenings with more of a focus on tackling anti-social behaviour.
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The officers and staff of North West Basic Command Unit (NW BCU) will strive to do everything we can to ensure the ongoing safety of those living in, working in, or visiting Wembley.
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