Police officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary play a part in the Glastonbury Festival. We work closely with the festival organisers and the local authority to ensure you have a safe and crime-free festival.
As well as the uniformed PCs you will see strolling around the site, there are officers on horseback, officers with dogs, officers with pedal cycles and plain-clothed officers. There are also officers in a temporary custody unit nearby as well as the police helicopter hovering above the festival site.
Although we spend most of our time out and about on the site, there is a police base on the perimeter where officers start and finish their shift.
Glastonbury Festival will have its own dedicated neighbourhood policing team to provide regular visible patrols and engage with revellers.
The neighbourhood team will be lead by eight experienced police officers who are already working in communities in and around the Glastonbury area. They will be supported by 40 Special Constables ensuring that regular patrols are conducted within the heart of the festival site as well as in the camping areas.
Festival-goers can approach the team members while out on patrol and they enjoy being able to stop and have a chat. The neighbourhood team will also be armed with thousands of free collectable crime prevention goodies, including torches and some reusable water bottles to hand out to revellers around the site.
Sergeant Andy Lloyd from the neighbourhood policing team said: “Neighbourhood policing is a community-focused style of policing that works well across Avon and Somerset. With a substantial temporary community on Worthy Farm for five days we are adopting a similar approach for the Festival.
“The neighbourhood team will be providing a regular visible presence throughout the festival. Please feel free to go and say hello to them and let them know if you have any issues. They are very experienced and will do their best to help.”
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CONTACTING THE POLICE AT GLASTONBURY
If you need to speak to us, we provide regular visible patrols around the festival. Alternatively, we are based at the multi-agency compound on site.
- If the crime is in progress or there is a threat of immediate danger call 999
- To report non emergencies call 101 or report online