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New police squad created to patrol ‘low-risk’ public gatherings

New police squad created to patrol 'low-risk' public gatherings

A new team of police officers was put into action on Tuesday in Athens, whose job is to manage and contain ‘low-risk’ public gatherings.

The new team with the acronym ODOS, is comprised of 46 officers- 28 women and 18 men. They have been trained to carry out their new duties in the best possible way.

New police squad created to patrol 'low-risk' public gatherings

According to the Hellenic Police, the ODOS unit will “utilise communication and mediation techniques” to avoid possible escalations and tensions.

The ODOS officers wear a distinctive uniform with the team’s insignia, they are not armed and are equipped with walkie-talkies whistles, first aid kits and flashlights.

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