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Bearwood’s Ian Rowe to receive Olympic commendation

For many months leading up to last summer Ian Rowe had to keep his work entirely confidential. Now the Bearwood Roundup has learned that Ian played an important part in the overall security of the Olympic games. As a member of the Olympic Security Directorate, Ian was responsible for overseeing enhancements to the Emergency Services radio network, essential for the security operations during last summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Events.

The enhancements included extra services at the Dorset Police Headquarters at Winfrith, increased capacity to the Airwave radio sites around Weymouth and Portland, along with additional dedicated radio coverage in Weymouth Bay,
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and throughout the Athletes’ Village. Ian also worked with colleagues in London testing the radio coverage at the Olympic Park in Stratford. The safety and security of the games was a paramount concern and, as we know, the huge event passed without alarm or incident.

Ian is to receive recognition for his diligent work with a Police commendation. The Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner, Chris Allison, will make the presentation at an award ceremony in London at the end of next month.

Contributed by Justin Taylor. Posted: 6 Mar 2013