Number of police officers in Rio’s streets will grow during the Olympic Games

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s