Cops head to Olympics

AROUND 160 police from Derbyshire will be helping to police the London Olympics, it has been revealed.

However, Derbyshire Police have vowed local policing would be unaffected by the extra workload.

Officers from the area will work an average of about 16 shifts across England and Wales to ensure events go ahead without trouble.

The task force will mainly be based in London and will not go to the Games together but will travel in small groups, returning and being replaced on a rolling basis.

Derbyshire Police employs more than 2,000 police officers and a further 160 Police Community Support Officers.

It is thought around 12,000 officers may be on duty policing the Games on the busiest peak days with 9,000 needed in London alone.