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Retired officers training 1,300 Police recruits to secure the Olympics and the Queen´s Jubilee Celebrations.

The Metropolitan police is London's biggest employer, with over 31,000 Police officers.

The London Metropolitan police has had to bring in external trainers at a cost of more than £500,000 to make sure it has enough officers to keep the City secure during the Olympics and the Queen´s Elizabeth jubilee celebrations.

The temporary security officers acting as trainers, some of whom have only just left the Metropolitan Police and other British Police forces on pensions, have been hired to help get 1,300 new recruits up to speed in time for the two events, the British newspaper The Guardian has learned. READ MORE HERE