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Tampa police spend $500K on park ranger-like uniforms for GOP convention

For the sake of looking "more approachable," the Tampa Police Department has spent roughly half a million dollars on khaki uniforms for the Republican National Convention next week.

"It's obviously cooler for the officers, and it has a more approachable look to it," Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor told USA Today.

The need for a more "approachable" police force comes as security for the party conventions has increased, creating a more militarized atmosphere. Congress granted both Tampa and Charlotte (where the DNC will be held) $50 million each to spend on security for the conventions.

[USA Today]

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