World Cup plans to mount big security operation

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2 November 2004 , COLOGNE - Some 12,000 people from private security companies will be on duty in the stadiums at the 2006 football World Cup, an official of the industry umbrella organisation said. Harald Olschok, managing director of the German union of security companies (BDWS), said those working at the World Cup will be carefully chosen. "They will be checked in a different way than those working at Bundesliga matches," Olschok said. German interior minister Otto Schily named the World Cup a good foru

2 November 2004

COLOGNE - Some 12,000 people from private security companies will be on duty in the stadiums at the 2006 football World Cup, an official of the industry umbrella organisation said.

Harald Olschok, managing director of the German union of security companies (BDWS), said those working at the World Cup will be carefully chosen.

"They will be checked in a different way than those working at Bundesliga matches," Olschok said.

German interior minister Otto Schily named the World Cup a good forum for the  co-operation of private companies and the regular police force.

"Private security companies can not and should not replace the police, but they can relieve the police in areas which don't require police authority," said Schily.

Germany's private security industry employs around 170,000 people.

DPA

Subject: German news

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