Michigan State Police Helping With Security At GOP Convention

On hand helping to provide security for the Republican National Convention this coming week will be about 100 Michigan State Police troopers. Many are already in Cleveland as part of an interstate agreement, according to Michigan State Police Inspector Jim Shaw.

“Along with that comes reimbursement,” Shaw said. “So, Michigan State Police will be reimbursed for costs associated with this deployment.”

Shaw told Michael Patrick Shiels last week the agreement to share police resources is usually only used for responding to natural disasters. However, huge crowds, including protesters, are expected for the GOP convention. Shaw says police will be there to make sure everyone is kept safe. A dozen states are sending police to help provide for the event which gets underway on Monday.