2018年01月18日

Police in safety vest for the safety of sports events

Polish football team match. Thousands of supporters are cheering on the white and red in the stands of the stadium. Waving flags, raised scarves, cheers and loud chants. Among the supporters, police officers from the Spotters Team group, dressed in characteristic blue vests. Who are they and what are the spotters doing at the stadium?

Spotters Team is a group of police officers from various garrisons in the country, taking part in operations to secure football matches of the Polish national team. The group was established on May 20, 2011, as part of preparations to secure the final of the European Football Championships EURO 2012. During the tournament, they served in stadiums during all matches played in Poland as well as during the open training of our team. They were also present in the official fan zones. Their service was of preventive nature, they carried out the actions in an open manner, without the typical police uniforms, which were replaced by blue reflective vests with the inscription Police, the symbol of the European Union and the flag of Poland. Now, however, spotters can be found not only at football events. Police officers from the Spotters Team Poland group were at championship level tournaments, including volleyball, handball and even ski jumping. They operate both in Poland and abroad.

Spotters are supposed to monitor the supporters' milieu and work for cultural support. Recognize and solve stadium problems and cooperate with other police officers and external entities responsible for the safety of sports events. Spotters, a police officer, and at the same time a fan, because only a fan can understand the emotions that prevail in the stands of the stadium or sports hall. Spotters represent the interests of the fans and help them primarily in organizational and information matters. It is to be a mediator and a liaison between supporters, club, law enforcement and organizer of a mass sports event and the Police in safety vest.


  


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