Singapore: Unmanned aerial vehicles to help police control crowds during countdown party


As Marina Bay and venues close to the waterfront prepare for the annual countdown to the new year, officers from specialist police units are stepping up their presence and patrols in the city area.

These include Emergency Response Teams, who are trained in public security and counter-terrorism, and the Police Tactical Unit of the Special Operations Command, who are trained to deal with public order incidents.

They join about 700 officers from the Central and Jurong police divisions, Traffic Police, Public Transport Security Command and Police Coast Guard who will be deployed at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020 next Tuesday to ensure the safety and security of the public, and to manage crowds.

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Source: Straits Times