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Dorset Police Under Pressure After G4S Blunder


9:19am 17th July 2012

The security firm tasked with keeping the National Sailing Academy safe during the Olympics have come under fire from Dorset's Police Chairman.

Private Security company G4S has admitted they've failed to train enough staff in time for the events this summer.

It means members of the Armed forces have to make-up for the shortfall, and Police Officers could have to work extra shifts.

It's understood some American soldiers have had to come over to help the national security operation too.

The man responsible for looking after Officer's here in Dorset is Chairman Clive Chamberlain; he says G4S has a lot to answer for. Click the player below to hear more.

Dorset's Chairman Chamberlain told Wessex FM G4S's failure to get themselves ready for the games puts more pressure on Dorset Police, but he's confident the Games will be secure after months of training and planning at the force. Click below to listen to more.


Bosses at the Private Security firm have apologised for the blunder. Home Secretary Theresa May told the House of Commons (Monday 16th July 2012) the government had been forced into providing up to 3,500 soldiers and police to make up for the shortfall in G4S's recruitment.






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