Qatar 2022 Joins Forces With Interpol To Provide Safety, Security At FIFA World Cup
The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has formed a partnership with Interpol, which will see the creation of the Interpol Group of Major Sporting Event Security Experts to ensure the safety and security of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee's Security Committee Chair Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser Al Thani and Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble met to sanction terms of the agreement that will see the company provide a permanent chairman and vice chairman to assist the committee in its planning. IGMESE will bring together specialized law enforcement professionals and security experts from all over the world to offer assistance and consultation to the committee on security strategy, framework and practices throughout Qatar to help ensure the safety and security of the World Cup. London Metropolitan Police Service former Deputy Assistant Commissioner Janet Williams, who led and oversaw policing protective security planning for the 2012 London Olympics, will chair the new group (Interpol). INSIDEWORLDFOOTBALL.biz's Andrew Warshaw wrote with thousands of fans meeting in Qatar in unprecedented numbers in '22, "the group's scrope will include providing guidance and 'robust training' to the Gulf state's Ministry of Interior" (INSIDEWORLDFOOTBALL.biz, 11/6).