After the policing operation for the British Formula One Grand Prix earlier this month Northamptonshire Police is now gearing up for this year’s MotoGP at Silverstone.
More than 150 thousand people are expected for the motorcycling race at the circuit over the bank holiday weekend of the 24th to the 26th of August.
Officers will be on patrol there to make sure everyone stays safe.
Superintendent Chris Hillery, the event commander for Northamptonshire Police, said: “The British MotoGP comes on the back of a very successful policing operation for the F1 British Grand Prix earlier this month and we are looking forward to another successful four days in August.
“Although we have many years of success behind us in policing the F1 and MotoGP at Silverstone, we can never afford to become complacent. Meticulous planning goes into this policing operation every year and the security measures that will be put in place will be as stringent as ever.
“We will be deploying specialist assets such as covert police officers, our ANPR unit, overtly armed officers and dogs, as well as our police officers, PCSOs, police staff, specials and volunteers.
“I recommend racegoers take a look at our crime prevention tips and do all they can to prepare for their visit. For security reasons, people entering the circuit will again be subject to extra searches of their bags and their person – security is paramount and event-goers are asked to be patient.
“The public can also help us keep the event safe by being vigilant for anyone or anything which looks out of place or suspicious and reporting it to us on 101 or in an emergency 999.”
Over the next few weeks, you can stay up-to-date by following @NorthantsPolice on Twitter or by ‘liking’ Northamptonshire Police on Facebook. There is also a section on the Northamptonshire Police website dedicated to Silverstone where you will be able to see up-to-date information and advice. For more information, visit http://www.northants.police.uk/simple/page/travelling-silverstone.
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