Security Teams Vows to Safeguards the Safety for Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade
The Taipei 2017 Universiade is just 49 days away. As the host city of this world-class sporting event, the Taipei City Government has been engaged in the preparations of every aspect in accordance with the highest standards. Among all the preparation, security is always the most critical. To forge an effective network on anti-terrorism and ensure the safety of all participants such as athletes, team staff and spectators in this event, the Taipei City Police Department (TCPD), under the leadership of Taipei City Mayor Ko, has developed strong partnerships with Ministry of National Defense (MND), the Atomic Energy Council (AEC), National Police Agency (NPA) and National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST).
Today, Mayor Ko signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on the cooperation with above partnered agencies showing the determination to safeguard the safety and security of Taipei 2017 Universiade.
The Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade Organizing Committee (TUOC) brings together well-trained anti-terrorism squads from the Special Police First Headquarters of National Police Agency, Coast Guard Administration of the Executive Yuan and Military Police Command to collaboratively take on the anti-terrorism mission for the venues and Athletes’ Village. The foregoing three Special Forces and the SWAT team of TCPD appeared at today’s press conference to showcase their tactical operation, testimony to their rigorous and continuous training. Meanwhile, the special high-tech devices including drone defenders, new police radio systems, Tasers, Vehicle-mounted Radiation Detector (SPARCS), odor-sensing explosive trace detections (ETD) and Multi-Mission Robot (510 PackBot) are also displayed in the exhibition operation.
We believe that the security network built by the TCPD and forces of all the partnered agencies will strengthen the capacities of defense and response for the Taipei 2017 Universiade.
Prior to the Taipei 2017 Universiade, the TCPD will not only keep working with National Security Bureau and Homeland Security Office of the Executive Yuan to assess the risk factors of security, but also develop countermeasures against terrorism with those partnered agencies. With the extensive security network for the Taipei 2017 Universiade, the TCPD vowed to ensure that all participants will enjoy a safe and memorable journey in Taiwan.