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29 June 2012

Euro 2012 security focus of INTERPOL Chief mission to Poland

WARSAW, Poland – Security measures implemented for EURO 2012 and beyond were key areas for discussion during INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble’s mission to Poland, which is co-hosting the football championships.

In addition to high-level meetings with Minister of Interior, Jacek Cichocki and Commander in Chief of the Polish Police, Marek Działoszyński, the head of the world police body will also visit the Police Management Centre for EURO 2012, where an INTERPOL Major Events Supports Team (IMEST) has been deployed to provide assistance and support to national authorities ahead of and during the tournament.

"With the eyes of the world on Poland as it hosted the last semi-final match of EURO 2012, its police and security services have worked tirelessly to ensure that spectators and athletes see this championship end as safely as it began,” said Secretary General Noble.

During his mission, Mr Noble will also visit the International Training Centre for Combating Clandestine Laboratories in Legionowo.

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