The cost of policing football matches in Latvia

Karina Zalcmane, Marina Kamenecka-Usova

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Abstract

Purpose: Policing football matches in London cost the Metropolitan Police Service nearly £6.7m during the 2016/17 season. German police reduced their presence at Bundesliga matches in a growing row over who should foot the €50 million annual bill for football security. The aim of the research paper is to identify whether there are a full cost policing services in Latvia or as it is in almost all European countries, the provided special police services are not covered fully by the public event organizer. Moreover, it is highly important to identify, possible solutions in order to reduce these costs in case not all services provided are being covered by the public event organiser in the Republic of Latvia Research methodology: IRAC, in order to: identify the issue, state the specific rule or law applicable to the issue, discuss the law in respect to the facts, provide the conclusion. Findings: The police force may provide, at the request of any person, special police services for which the force is maintained, subject to the payment to the police authority of charges on such scales as may be determined by that authority. Even though, there is an extensive price list of paid services provided by the State Police of the Republic of Latvia, there still are unreasonably high costs, which are not covered by football clubs or any other public event organizers. Research limitations: the research is limited to specific territory (Republic of Latvia) and kind of sports (Football).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2019
Subtitle of host publicationEducation Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020
EditorsKhalid S. Soliman
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages6633-6641
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780999855126
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd International Business Information Management Association Conference: Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 10 Apr 201911 Apr 2019
Conference number: 33

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 33rd International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2019: Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020

Conference

Conference33rd International Business Information Management Association Conference: Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020
Abbreviated titleIBIMA 2019
CountrySpain
CityGranada
Period10/04/1911/04/19

Keywords

  • A self-regulatory organization
  • Costs
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Sports Law

Field of Science

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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