According to a counterterrorism specialist, the massive security operation that surrounded the funeral of the Queen in September 2022 was successful because of years of careful planning and increased public attention.
On Monday 19th September 2022, despite increased worries about potential threats, thousands of members of the public, including royalty and international leaders, were kept secure.
The magnitude exceeded the operations for the London 2012 Olympics and the Platinum Jubilee Weekend, which had up to 10,000 police officers on duty each day.
With international leaders, dignitaries, and other VIPs attending the state funeral, it is also the force’s largest worldwide protection operation. According to Nick Aldworth, a former counterterrorism police commander, it is “perhaps the biggest operation that we’re likely to mount in the UK.”
SGC Security Services where proud to supply 1500 Security and Crowd Safety staff and protected the area of Trafalgar Square down to Whitehall for a period of 9 days around the clock ensuring that the Security and integrity remained throughout.
SGC Security Services is a member of the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA), which represents critical commercial organisations whose primary business is providing management and crowd safety security services and solutions, meaning that the crowd safety management team along with SGC Security Services have been fully audited for their compliance and professional ability in managing crowds at an event.