The number of police officers in Rio’s streets and in the areas where the Olympic games will take place will be 7 times higher than any average day in the city.
Rio’s streets will be patrolled by the military and civil polices and by soldiers from the armed forces.
According to an article on Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, in the four regions where competitions will take place (Barra, Maracanã, Copacabana and Deodoro), in addition to express roads (Yellow and Red lines and Brazil avenue), Rio’s military police has currently 6,447 officers available.
From the 24th of this month, this number will grow to nearly 50,000 officers.
As featured in a wide range of publications, Rio’s police was protesting over a government delay in their salaries a week ago, but their situation has apparently being sorted as the state government announced that they would be paying their wages this week.