Army Reserves bolster security for the Games
Army Reserves bolster security for the Games (1.26 mins)
About 160 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservists are on the Gold Coast bolstering the ADF’s contribution to the security arrangements for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Reservists are predominately drawn from the Australian Army’s 11th Brigade, whose soldiers come from Brisbane, Townsville and Perth. ADF Reserve personnel are supporting the Games security by conducting vehicle searches, providing logistics support, medical staff, and by working in the Joint Emergency Services Coordination Centre (JESCC). The JESCC is a high-tech facility staffed with personnel from the Queensland Police Service (QPS), the ADF, and other local, State and Federal agencies. The JESCC is responsible for coordinating a multi-agency response should an incident occur during the Games. Additional ADF support includes Navy clearance divers, Army engineers and Multi Role Helicopter (MRH90) "Taipan" aircraft, RAAF F/A-18 Hornets, and a ceremonial contingent. The ADF’s support to the Games is part of the Whole of Australian Government contribution to security, which also includes Australian Boarder Force and Australian Federal Police. Defence has extensive experience providing security assistance to major national events including the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2014, the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and other major sporting events.
|Publish Date||13 Apr 2018|