Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Save This for Later CMPD's DNC 2012 Security Plan
According to the Charlotte Observer's Tim Funk:
Tampa police thought they needed 200 new surveillance cameras for next year's Republican National Convention.
Then the bids came in, approaching a total of $5 million.
So, as the St. Petersburg Times reported last week, Tampa's finest have trimmed their shopping list to 60 cameras. It set a top price of $2 million, and cut extras like helmet cams and unmanned drones.
So what does the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say about its wish list? How many surveillance cameras?
Unlike the Tampa police, Charlotte's police won't give specifics.
Department spokesman Rob Tufano answers questions with a statement that says that the CMPD is working hard to develop a "seamless security plan," but that "the means, methods and specific resources to carry out protective responsibilities will not be discussed publicly in advance."
Cedar's Take: Yep just like the Airport Security Plan.