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More than 15,000 deployed for Winter Olympics security

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February 11, 2010
Homeland Security News
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“If your first impression upon arriving at the 2010 Winter Olympics Games is that there’s a lot of security workers around, well, numbers don’t lie.

More than 15,000 police officers, military personnel and private security guards have been deployed at Vancouver and Whistler, working as the Integrated Security Unit (ISU), headed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The ISU includes 4,300 RCMP officers from across Canada, 1,700 police officers from 118 different agencies, 4,500 Canadian Forces troops and 5,000 private security workers.”

(Source: Olympics | More than 15,000 deployed for Winter Olympics security | Seattle Times Newspaper)