Rome presents security plan for Jubilee

Plan to come into effect Monday

(ANSA) - Rome, November 20 - Over 2,000 security agents are to be deployed in Rome as part of tougher security measures for the upcoming Jubilee made necessary after last Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, Rome police commissioner Nicolò D'Angelo said Friday. The new measures will come into effect on Monday, two weeks ahead of the start of the Holy Year on December 8.
    The security plan provides for police patrols on local buses and Rome's video surveillance system will be beefed up.
    There will also be more police patrols in outlying areas of the capital, D'Angelo said. The services aim to "increase the perception of our presence", the police commissioner explained.
    Rome will be divided into "three important areas: from the outlying area to the one where security is highest" D'Angelo continued.
    "All the pilgrim routes will be strengthened with further additional services," he added. The police commissioner also said Rome's Olympic stadium - the location of football matches – was "obviously" a potential target and that security would be tightened there with additional, stricter controls.