Overview of DNC security and who is paying the tab

As an anticipated 50,000 protesters, thousands of delegates, 15,000 media and tens of thousands of political junkies converge on Denver for the Democratic National Convention (DNC), concerns over security in the Mile High City are high.

Wondering who is paying for all the security and what agencies will be involved?

A specialized publication called Homeland Security Today published an interesting and detailed article that answers both questions.

The short answer: every agency from the FBI to Secret Service to the Denver Police to the Bureau of Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco (AFT). And the effort will cost more than $50 million, much of it paid for by taxpayers.


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