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NPIA Launches Online Olympic Training For Police Staff

The National Police Improvement Agency has launched its final training e-package to prepare police, fire and ambulance personnel for the 2012 Olympic Games, the agency has announced.

To date, the NPIA has provided five online training programs, dubbed the Olympic Awareness package, which were rolled out beginning in August of 2011. They offer comprehensive safety training for what the NPIA describes as the "biggest ever peacetime policing operation".

This latest program provides training in police awareness, radio communication and national security mapping to police staff who will be working directly with the Games. As well, the e-package highlights security issues like terrorism, public disorder and organised crime.

"The e-learning packages will help ensure the Games are policed effectively yet unobtrusively so that the sporting and cultural celebrations are not overshadowed by the security operation", said NPIA Chief Constable and CEO Nick Gargan in a statement.