Saturday, February 20, 2010

What is the Cost of Security at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada?

Have you ever wondered what the security costs at the winter Olympics in Canada?  It is in the millions of dollars. 
"About 20 percent of Canada’s entire policing capacity has descended on the Olympics. In all, 6,000 officers, pulled from 118 police departments across the country, patrol the Olympic sites, in addition to the 1,327 members of the Vancouver Police Department who are responsible for the surrounding streets. And another 4,500 members of the Canadian armed forces are patrolling the mountains, air and sea while living in a dozen specially constructed camps."
  Read more in "Vast Security Detail at the Olympics, and a Cost to Match for Canada", New York Times, February 18, 2010.

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