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Maldon: Police marine unit has the Olympics covered
The police marine unit is primed for one of the biggest operations it has been involved in.
The Essex Police marine unit, in Station Road, Burnham, is now undergoing last-minute preparations for its role during the Olympics Games.
The unit, which employs nine trained police officers, has doubled its force in preparation for the assignment.
Twenty-two specially trained police officers will be providing 24 hour cover from between July 15 and mid-September.
The force will be covering 14 miles of the Thames, between Southend on Sea and Crayford Ness.
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