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Conventional Wisdom: $50 million for RNC security

Conventional Wisdom Facts, features and fodder for RNC Tampa from local experts at the Tampa Bay Times Tampa is receiving a $50 million federal grant to pay for security around RNC 2012. So far, there are plans for $46,520,490 worth of expenditures. From a 16,000-pound armored SWAT truck to paychecks for 3,500 law enforcement officers, we offer a visual breakdown of how the security spending is being spent. [Seventh in a series] 2.59% VEHICLES $1,296,589 6.96% RESERVE $3,479,510 SECURITY 50 57.59% PERSONNEL $28,794,326 21.41% TECHNOLOGY $10,703,741 5.37% million LOGISTICS 6.08% UNIFORMS $3,041,834 $2,684,000 $20,850,000 for more than 3,500 law enforcement officers from other agencies around Florida. $4,000,000 to pay Tampa police. HRSONNEL $2,000,000 o pay hotel (estimated) bills for out of town law enforcement officers. $1,065,894 for caterers to feed law enforcement. reimburse St. Petersburg for $600,000 overtime worked by officers providing security at welcoming party at the Trop. $278432 for charter buses to take officers from central briefing/debriefing location to downtown for their shifts and back. 192159A G16200 for protective gear, including helmets, face shields and body armor. for cotton uniforms. ONFORMS Velcro nametags and insignia patches to identify the officer's name and service branch 618A60 for 1,400 gas masks and accessories, including 20 "voice projection units." 85580 for 17,400 short- and long-sleeved, all-cotton printed T-shirts. $2,021,000 ROGEDURES for three insurance policies: $24 million in workers compensation coverage; $25 million in auto liability coverage and $15 million in law enforcement liability coverage. $80,000 to St. Petersburg for fencing and barricades. $219,000 to reimburse Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority for revenue lost as a result of closing the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway during the RNC. $57,500 to lease private property on Nebraska Avenue for use as designated protest area. S16,500 to rent property at Florida State Fairgrounds as a law enforcement staging area. PERIMETERS- $290,000 for up to 10,000 feet of temporary security fences around city and county buildings. $6,033,987 for more than 1,900 police radios. SECHNOOG $1,999,987 for about 60 surveillance cameras to be installed around downtown Tampa. $1,183,090 to upgrade video links between police helicopters and ground commanders. $992,490 to enhance existing police technology that allows multiple agencies to size up risks, share informațion, organize resources and track and respond to trouble as it happens. $225,063 for 225 tactical communications headsets, plus accessories and three days of training. $270,000 to St. Petersburg for surveillance cameras and ancillary equipment. 4.940 VEHIGLES 72904 for five T3 Motion chariot style electric vehícles. for an armored police SWAT vehicle. 319A00 for 200 Kona bikes built especially for police use, with sturdy frames, ergonomic handlebars, lights, sirens, special shocks, a battery pack and larger tires. 44318 for seven Segways. 464236 for two Tampa Fire-Rescue vehicles: a tactical support vehicle that can serve as a mobile command post and a truck for the SWAT medic team. 150730 for 13 Bobcat 4x4 utility vehicles. Tampa police are adding cages on the back to transport police dogs and equipment. Tampa Bay Times Compiled by Richard Danielson and Jessica Vander Velde. Graphics and design by Lee Glynn | Times

Conventional Wisdom: $50 million for RNC security

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The city of Tampa is receiving a $50 million federal grant to pay for security around the 2012 Republican National Convention. So far, officials have detailed plans for $46,520,490 worth of security e...




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