South Africa Police Discuss World Cup Security Plan

Tactics include local and foreign security spotters, a database of “dangerous names,” special investigative teams in bars and restaurants, and enhanced patrols of airports and seaports.
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South Africa police will rely on a massive deployment of officers during the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

At a parliamentary hearing, Police Lieutenant General Andre Pruis said police had been working closely with foreign intelligence agencies and was well prepared for any threat, according to a report in TimesLIVE.

The article outlines several on-the-ground planned tactics, including local and foreign security spotters, a database of “dangerous names,” special investigative teams in bars and restaurants, and enhanced patrols of airports and seaports.

The story did not mention any use of video surveillance.

Friday, South Africa's police commissioner General Bheki Cele, let slip that he hoped the United States team would get knocked out in the first round of play so that President Obama would not visit the country, which would create an enormous new set of security issues.

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