North East Police To Help Keep Olympics Safe

21 May 2012, 07:36

Nearly 700 officers from the North East will be helping police the London Olympics during the summer.

Officers from police forces across the country have been called on to keep the games safe.

Northumbria Police are sending the most officers to London with a total of 365.

Force Number of Days Donating Total Officers Maximum Commitment Minimum Commitment 
Northumbria 56 365 139 2
Durham 60 130 68 2
Cleveland 63 203 110 2

Extra staff are also being brought into to police St James' Park when it hosts 9 matches for the Olympic football tournament.

Olympic Football Fixtures At St. James' Park
Men's competition:
July 26th 
14:30 - Mexico v South Korea
17:15 - Gabon v Switzerland

July 29th
17:00 - Spain v Honduras
19:45 - Japan v Morocco

August 1
14:30 - Brazil v New Zealand

August 4
17:00 - Winner C v Runner-up D

Women's competition:
July 31st
14:30 - Canada v Sweden
July 31 - 17:15 - France v Colombia

August 3rd
14:30 Quarter-final


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