Category Archives: RNC

RNC Will Bring Delegates and Officers to Tampa

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that as many as 59 different law enforcement agencies will be assisting the Tampa Police Department in the Republican National Convention, this according to Tampa Chief Jane Castor.  A mutual-aid agreement has been distributed to contributing agencies. A total of $50 million was given to Tampa PD as a convention security grant.  This money is being distributed for salaries, equipment, and training.  A $10 million insurance policy will cover law enforcement claims from July 1 until after the clean-up of the convention. Most local agencies, including my own, are prepping for the event with staffing mandates and extra training.  Though we are not directly … Continue reading

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Revision Desert Locust Goggles for Riot Control

I had an opportunity to speak with Revision Military sales manager Sean Carey at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.  I had previously posted an article about their new Batlskin Modular Head Protection.  Our conversation turned to the upcoming Republican National Convention that will descend upon Tampa in August and Revision’s participation. Sean had a few things to add about his company’s role in crowd control.  He showed us a pair of the Revision Desert Locust Goggles, which he said provide not only ballistic protection, but eye protection against liquids.  Protesters at these large scale events will often try to disrupt police lines and generally antagonize officers by throwing containers … Continue reading

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