Planning for the policing operation starts in January with many meetings, site visits and strategies written between then and now.
The on-site operation starts in the days before the festival when police officers, PCSOs and police staff move into the multi-agency compound within the festival site to await the first people through the gates when they open on Wednesday.
We will be on site until Friday July 3, after the last person has packed up their tent and the last car has finally got out of the car park.
We work closely with the festival organisers and security officers throughout the week, ironing out any problems which occur and trying to make sure the festival is as safe and crime-free as possible.
Then, by the end of Friday, we’re all packed up – the horses are driven back to their stables in Bristol, the portacabins are dismantled and the police commander goes off to have a good rest.
Planning for the next Glastonbury Festival begins a few months later so we are ready to do it all again next year.
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