DSEI arms fair

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What was the cost of policing the 2007 DSEI arms fair? Can you break this down by: 1. Police officer shifts 2. Police staff shifts 3. Opportunity costs 4. Overtime costs 5. Non-pay costs 6. Amount of costs recovered from event organisers


Answer for DSEI arms fair

Answer for DSEI arms fair

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The policing operation involved 4,475 police officer shifts and 294 police staff shifts. The estimated total cost of the policing operation to the MPS is £1.469m: £1.178m is in relation to opportunity costs, £153k is overtime and £138k is non-pay costs.

The cost of providing police dog search teams was recovered from the organisers and totalled £4,500. The organisers also provided their own security within the exhibition perimeter.