Security Planning Under Way for Conventions
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Security plans are taking shape for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
There are fewer than seven months left until the conventions, during which President Obama will rally his party faithful and the Republicans will choose their nominee.
How to keep the thousands of delegates, journalists and politicians safe is a tremendous task for each city. Security planning began months ago.
The federal government has given $100 million to Charlotte and Tampa to help prepare and pay for new equipment, training and officer salaries. The Secret Service is in charge of the security planning along with numerous other agencies.
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