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The Olympic Games Security Division is under the direct jurisdiction of the Chief of the Hellenic Police, and is commanded by Maj.-Gen. Vassilis Constantinidis.

The O.G.S.D. is divided into four administrative units:

  • Operations Planning
  • Administrative support
  • Command and control center`s

O.G.S.D.`s personnel derives from the following agencies:

  • The Hellenic Police
  • The Coast Guard
  • The Fire Brigade
  • The National Intelligence Service
  • The Armed Forces

Additionally, it cooperates with another 72 agencies and public sector entities, including:

  • The Civil Defense General Secretariat
  • The National Ambulance Service
  • The Civil Aviation Authority
  • The National Meteorological Service

The Olympic Games Security Division - as expected-works closely with the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organizing Committee (ATHOC) in order to achieve the highest degree of coordination.
O.G.S.D. also cooperates with the Olympic Advisory Group comprised of seven countries, with significant experience in the hosting of major sports events. These countries are the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Spain and Israel. Experts from these countries provide know-how in various sectors, such as planning, technology, training, information gathering and analysis.
For the Olympic security within framework and planning for O.S., various forms of cooperation are also being developed with European Union member-states, given the fact that Greece will be the first EU member to host Olympic Games following the Schengen Pact`s implementation. Other bilateral contacts with European and other countries are being developed through standardized channels of international law enforcement and cooperation organizations (Europol, Interpol, SECI).