Huge crowds, royalty and a protracted listing of world leaders in addition to other dignitaries will all want to be stored safe as a part of the mammoth job going through 1000’s of law enforcement officials.
Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy said “nothing can compare” to the “hugely complex” job, describing it as the “largest policing operation” in the Met’s historical past. Monday indicators the “final and most complex phase” of the operation after the dying of the monarch, he said.
The scale surpasses the operation for the Platinum Jubilee weekend and the London 2012 Olympics, which noticed up to 10,000 law enforcement officials on responsibility per day.
It is additionally the largest international safety operation handled by the pressure, with world leaders, dignitaries and other VIPs attending the state funeral.
Former counter-terrorism police chief Nick Aldworth said it is “probably the biggest operation that we’re likely to mount in the UK”.
It comes at a time when the country’s terrorism menace degree stands at “substantial”, which means an assault is “likely”.
Police and safety services will be alert to the prospect of knife assaults, bombs being detonated, and all other attainable terror threats or incidents.
So-called lone actor terrorism, particularly knife assaults, at the moment are thought-about the most important menace. But police guarding the new King and senior royals even have to contemplate the dangers posed by people who find themselves fixated with these in the public eye.