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RNC in Wisconsin: Green Bay PD waiting to hear whether they'll be asked to help with public safety

Posted at 4:23 PM, Apr 29, 2024

It's unclear whether Green Bay Police will be asked to help with public safety in Milwaukee during the Republican National Convention, but Green Bay Police Chief Chris Davis said what is certain is Green Bay Police will be asking for extra police help from outside the city for the NFL Draft next year.

  • Over the next year, Wisconsin will be home to large-scale events including the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee and the 2025 NFL Draft in Green Bay.
  • Green Bay Police, following a request from Milwaukee, sent in how GBPD could assist in Milwaukee with public safety during the RNC, said Green Bay Police Chief Chris Davis.
  • It is unknown whether GBPD will be asked to assist in Milwaukee, but what is certain is Green Bay Police will request assistance from outside law enforcement agencies during the 2025 NFL Draft in Green Bay, Davis said.

The Republican National Convention comes to Milwaukee in July.

Green Bay Police Chief Chris Davis said his department is waiting to hear whether Milwaukee will ask them for help with public safety in Milwaukee during the RNC.

"Milwaukee sent out... a request for what all the different agencies in the state have available in terms of resources to help with that event," Davis said. GBPD is waiting to hear back from Milwaukee.

What is certain, is that Green Bay will be asking for help during next year's NFL Draft in Green Bay, Davis said.

The number of extra officers needed has not yet been decided, but Davis put an early estimate at "hundreds."

He says what happens in Milwaukee with the RNC will have an impact on getting ready for the Draft.

"We're watching the planning process and we'll be really interested to see how this goes in Milwaukee, because it will teach us some things for our event here locally," Davis said.

During a conversation with NBC 26 before the 2024 NFL Draft, Davis said Green Bay Police had a presence in Detroit for the 2024 Draft, to see it all in person, as Green Bay prepares to host the 2025 Draft.