Police operations were run with the support of Governor of Malopolska Province and Department of Security and Crisis Management of Malopolska Province Office. These activities were also joined by: State Fire Department, Armed Forces Operational Command, ( among others responsible for airspace security and they also took over medical security ), Military Gendarmerie, National Tax Administration and many other institutions.
Malopolska police forces are engaged in realisation of different tasks. Engaged departments include Crime Prevention Units which means: Traffic Units, as well as Operational and Anti-terrorist Police Units. Mobile security check points have been located in the areas of the highest pedestrian congestion in the city centre of Cracow. Areas of our special concern are the places of stay and presence of 41st session participants. The main task of police forces is to perform personal controls and controls of carried luggage with the usage of mobile X-ray devices to check the content of the baggage. Hand metal detectors are to be used as well as specially trained dogs which can find explosives. In security check points police officers are supported by officers of Customs and Tax Office. (National Tax Administration) who use mobile devices to X-ray luggage and scanners to check trucks and lorries. Traffic wardens ensure smooth and secure transit of special columns in Malopolska wojevodship. Due to 41st session, many changes in traffic have been introduced in the area of Cracow since 12th July 2017. As some streets have been temporary closed, traffic wardens help drivers to use other roads safely and conveniently. Criminal Investigation Department is also involved. Its officers concentrate their activities on detecting potential dangers to keep public order and security.
Every day, depending on needs, between 200 and 700 police officers secured 41st session, its side events, meetings and trips to different sights of Malopolska of Session participants .Police officers on duty performed :
- 2690 people controls with hand metal detector ;
- 1565 luggage controls with hand detector ;
- 1099 luggage controls with X-ray ( X-ray devices belonging to Customs and In-land Tax Offices were used . Vehicles entering ICE Cracow area were scanned. There were131 controls of this kind );
- 309 other personal controls and hand luggage controls ;
- 77 escorts and route securities
As a result of ID and other controls in Cracow, police arrested 12 criminals and 7 wanted people. 97 fines were given and 11 offenders are still waiting to be punished. All the above did not have any connection with 41st UNESCO Session.