National Policing Institute
Large Scale Security Events (LSSEs) pose unique challenges for public safety and security planning and operations. Due to the high-profile nature and large number of attendees, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Secret Service (USSS) classified the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) as a LSSE, as well as a National Special Security Event (NSSE), a subset of LSSEs, for its national significance. NSSEs are events of national significance due to their political, economic, social, or religious nature that may be targets of terrorism or criminal activity. In order to update local law enforcement on best practices and lessons learned related to planning and securing these events, the National Policing Institute (PF)—through a technical assistance agreement from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)—developed updated Quick Look Analysis reports for the 2016 RNC in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia. This Cleveland Quick Look Analysis report highlights preliminary lessons learned and best practices for use in planning future LSSEs.
Straub, F., Monroe, R., Haas, R., Zeunik, J., & Gorban, B. (2018). The Cleveland Division of Police protection of the 2016 Republican National Convention: A quick-look analysis of the public safety best practices and lessons learned. Washington, DC: National Policing Institute. https://www.policinginstitute.org/publication/the-cleveland-division-of-police-protection-of-the-2016-republican-national-convention-a-quick-look-analysis-of-the-public-safety-best-practices-and-lessons-learned/
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