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Welcome to the home of policing at Reading Festival 2014.

Here you can find lots of information on how to stay safe, and get a unique insight into policing the world’s oldest popular music festival still in existence (albeit through several musical phases over the years!).

Reading Festival is held at Little John's Farm on Richfield Avenue in central Reading, near the Caversham Bridge.

Chief Inspector Dave Parker, who will be Silver Commander at the Festival, said: “Thames Valley Police will again be working closely with Festival Republic in support of the stewarding operation at this year’s Reading Festival in order to keep the event as safe as possible for those attending and to minimise disruption to local communities.

“We will be carrying out high-visibility patrols within the site and surrounding areas and at the same time deploying covert officers to identify and apprehend criminals. The past three years have seen a significant reduction in all crime types and we are confident of building on that success this year.”

[image: Twitter logo]Visit our Reading Festival Twitter feed (opens new window) - our Reading Festival team were on site, tweeting about what we were up to.

Check out the official Reading Festival website (opens new window) - for all the Reading Festival essentials from the event organisers, Festival Republic.