The Metropolitan Police is incredibly proud to lead London’s #PlatinumPolicing operation so people can enjoy this once in a lifetime event to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Officers have been working hard for many months to plan for events taking place over the extended Bank Holiday weekend. This week, the operation steps up a gear right across London.
Met officers will attend key events, on ceremonial duties where they will be lining routes, managing crowds, providing security, managing road closures and patrolling local communities in every corner of the city.
There will also be a range of officers on duty including those from the Dog Unit, Mounted Branch, the Territorial Support Group and the Marine Policing Unit. These four days are a real team effort for the Met working with partners and volunteers.
Assistant Commissioner Louisa Rolfe said, “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be a momentous occasion in which the Metropolitan Police Service will proudly play its part. We want to ensure Londoners and visitors to the capital enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend knowing the Met is here.
“In the run-up to and during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, you may see more police activity than usual. This is nothing to worry about, it’s all part of ensuring everyone can enjoy themselves safely and securely.
“We ask the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police officers who have also been working with local event and street party organisers to help them plan safe and secure events in their neighbourhoods.”
The MPS has a long-standing tradition and association with the monarchy; helping to keep the peace so people can celebrate historic occasions safely ever since her Majesty’s Coronation Day in 1953, when officers and staff were on duty to welcome Her Majesty as Queen.