• Ayrshire Daily News

Police Scotland ready to deliver the largest policing operation undertaken in British History

Police Scotland is ready to deliver one of the largest policing operations undertaken in Britain as extensive planning for the COP26 climate conference reaches the final stages.

Around 10,000 officers will be deployed each day to support the safety and security of the event in Glasgow next month, at which around 120 world leaders and heads of state are expected to attend. The planning operation, which has been under way for almost two years, has been the largest undertaken by Police Scotland. Officers will be drafted from every division and department in Police Scotland, supported by a substantial number of colleagues from other UK police services as part of mutual aid arrangements. Deployments will include specialist resources such as firearms officers, dog handlers, mounted branch, search teams and the marine unit. COP26, the United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties, is an annual summit organised by the UN where world leaders and thousands of delegates come together to tackle climate change issues. This year’s event takes place from 31 October to 12 November at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. http://ow.ly/SWqJ50Grmsi