100,000 police on Paralympic duty

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 September, 2008, 12:00am

Beijing will adopt the same security measures during the Paralympics as for the Olympics, even though it is a much smaller event, Xinhua said. More than 100,000 police officers would be deployed across the capital, and security squads would be stationed at 17 competition venues, 29 training bases and 16 designated hotels, Zhu Yijun, a senior police officer said. 'While the scale of the Paralympics is much smaller than the Olympics, the number of police on duty across the city will be the same,' Mr Zhu said. The police said they would help disabled spectators, with officers having been taught how to deal respectfully with disabled people.