Police National Information Centre is ready to respond should assistance be required, says ACPO.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has confirmed that it is prepared to co-ordinate mutual aid arrangements should they be needed for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.
The senior officersâ€™ professional body said that the Police National Information Centre (PNIC) was ready to respond should assistance be required in London â€“ or if any other forces around the country request help.
The announcement follows concerns that some groups may use the occasion on April 17 to protest in the wake of the high emotions following Lady Thatcherâ€™s death.
It has been confirmed that the funeral will see a procession through central London to St Paulâ€™s Cathedral, with a guard of honour provided by members of the Armed Forces.
The Metropolitan Police said it was aware that some may wish to demonstrate â€“ but this had to be balanced with late PMâ€™s familyâ€™s rights and those paying their respects.
In a statement, the Force said it was â€œmindful that the occasion has the potential to attract protestâ€ and wanted to speak to any groups wishing to take action.â€
A spokesman added: â€œThe Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), City of London Police and British Transport Police are working together to deliver a security operation for the funeral.
â€œGiven the nature of the event our operation will use a range of appropriate tactics. We do not have a figure for the number of officers as we are developing the detail of the operation.
â€œThe MPS wishes to speak to anyone who may choose to demonstrate on Wednesday, or in the coming days, so their right to protest can be upheld while respecting the rights of Baroness Thatcherâ€™s family and those who wish to pay their respects.â€
The Force has not commented on reports that police leave has been cancelled.
But the spokesman suggested that the Met was continuing to monitor social media outlets â€“ and would be keeping abreast of the situation via these channels.
As previously reported, officers from Avon & Somerset were pressed into action when trouble flared at a street party on April 9, apparently celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher.
Six officers were injured during the event, which saw 200 people take to the streets. There were similar activities in other areas of the country although no significant trouble was reported.
Of more concern, however, are reports that some groups have started campaigns on social media for pickets and protests at the funeral.
There have also been reports of anti-Thatcher planned protests in Trafalgar Square on April 13.