Southwark Specials Police West Ham Vs Millwall
07 February 2012
28 Special constables from Southwark joined their colleagues at Forest Gate to assist with the Policing of West ham V Millwall on Saturday 4 February 2012.
For some of the officers who are all level 3 trained this was the first time that they had policed a football match. Officers were deployed along Green Street towards the Upton Park Tube station and assisted with blocking the road to traffic as their level 2 colleagues chaperoned Millwall supporters from the station to the ground.
"I am very proud of the unit on their first occasion policing such a high profile football match."
Police Sergeant Pete Smith one of the Southwark MSC managers stated " I am very proud of the unit, this was the first time that Special constables from Southwark have been used to police a Cat C football match, and especially such a high profile game. It gave them a good insight to policing public order events in the run up to the Olympic games”