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June 13, 2017 Sports No Comments Email Email

Facial recognition is one of a range of strategies being considered for the Commonwealth Games.

Assistant Commissioner Peter Crawford of the Commonwealth Games Group said:

“The Queensland Police and security partners are considering the application of facial recognition technology during the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

“This technology is constantly evolving. No decisions have been made regarding how and where this technology will be deployed. It is not appropriate to publicly discuss this security strategy further at this time.”

Commonwealth Games Head of Security, Danny Baade said:

“GOLDOC and other security partners including the Queensland Police and Australian Government have been planning for the types of incidents that have occurred in London, Manchester and Europe.

“A range of safety and security strategies are being considered and will be deployed for the Games. Some of these strategies will be obvious to the community, for example the use of airport-style screening at the entry of all venues”

Assistant Commissioner Crawford said:

“All safety and security incidents occurring throughout the world are reviewed against current Games planning.”

“As a result of the incident in Manchester, GOLDOC, the Queensland Police Service and Australian Government agencies are meeting in Canberra today to participate in a three tier safety and security review.

“It remains an ongoing priority for GOLDOC the Queensland Police and our Australian Government security partners to ensure that we deliver the safest Games possible.”

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