Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1000 Pa. State Troopers For G-20 Security

PITTSBURGH -- More than 1,000 Pennsylvania State Police troopers will be sent to Pittsburgh for the Group of 20 global economic summit.

That's nearly a quarter of its total number of troopers. It's one of the largest deployments in the history of the agency.

They'll likely make up the largest part of a force that also will include out-of-town and out-of-state police.

The Pittsburgh Police Bureau has fewer than 900 officers. Officials hope to deploy as many as 4,000 officers during the gathering of world leaders on Sept. 24-25.

Thousands of media, delegates and protesters will descend on the city along with the heads of state. VisitPittsburgh estimates the summit will have a direct economic impact of $35 million on the city.

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