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NPCC update on mutual aid

13 Sep 2022

The National Police Chiefs' Council have provided an update with regards to the national policing operation supporting the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.

A spokesperson for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said:

"As part of the national policing operation supporting the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, police forces have significant plans in place to ensure daily policing is in place alongside national events.

“Police forces will be maintaining normal service to communities. Forces most affected by Operation London Bridge have longstanding plans in place to anticipate and manage the level of demand.

“Mutual aid is routinely used to share officers across the country to make sure we can meet demand. Forces will always consider options to increase their resilience, for example cancelling rest days or annual leave and moving to 12-hour shifts before asking for Mutual Aid.

“We are working closely with other emergency services and organisations to make sure that as many planned events as possible can go ahead safely.

“We know that during these times, we ask exceptional things of police officers. Many will be away from their families and their homes, but officers are ready to play their part, ensure the safety of the public and support this momentous occasion.”