Surrey Police has successfully policed its 23rd Derby at Epsom Downs over the Jubilee weekend.
The Operations Planning Team at Surrey Police and Sussex Police have spent the past year planning the policing response to this large event, which this year welcomed well over 100,000 people across the two days.
Officers from our Neighbourhood Teams, dog units and our public order unit were amongst the large crowds to ensure that those celebrating enjoyed the event safely. Our intelligence teams have been working throughout the year, and over the weekend, to gather information to enable the event to run smoothly from a policing perspective. Our specialist drone team was also on hand, supporting officers on the ground.
These officers and staff supported St John Ambulance, South East Coast Ambulance, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council as well as the course’s security staff.
Superintendent Graham Barnett said “It’s been an exciting year for us and it is great to see The Derby at Epsom Downs back at full capacity and people enjoying themselves this bank holiday.
“It was lovely to see such high spirits from those who attended I am pleased that the event passed without significant incident. I would like to thank our partner agencies including the team at The Jockey Club who we have worked closely with in the extensive planning process.”
Over the course of the weekend, 14 arrests were made. Officers also responded to a protest involving six individuals which took place on course around 4:25pm on Saturday (4 June) and was swiftly concluded.