Police and law enforcement agencies were out in force to protect the Duke and Duchess and the public while they toured Dubbo on Wednesday.
The commander for the operation, Orana Mid-Western Police District Superintendent Peter McKenna said he was very pleased with the operation on Wednesday.
“There were very little issues with any crowds or any people,” Supt. McKenna said.
Supt. McKenna said for an event with about 15,000 people in the park they had “upwards of 80 NSW police” from Orana, Western and Sydney police districts on the ground.
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Supt. McKenna said that was “a significant number for any policing operation”.
“Overall for such a significant event with so many thousands of people involved, it was a credit to the community and public how well behaved they were,” Supt. McKenna said.
“The police operation regarding the protection of the duke and duchess went to plan perfectly and again we were very happy with the overall day and the outcome.
“The highlight was watching the duke and duchess interact with the community, especially the children and they seemed like such genuine caring people.”
He said the operation to “move such high profile dignitaries” around doesn’t “happen by chance”.
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“There’s actually months of planning and we worked very closely with the NSW Police Dignitary Protection Unit, the Royal Protection Unit who are based out of Kensington Palace, and other law enforcement stakeholders to ensure the day went off without a hitch, Supt. McKenna said.
“It was a day that even the police very much enjoyed and I was very proud to see the officers perform their duty so diligently and professionally.”
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