Tear gas, mounted patrol, and officers in riot gear are all ready for Donald Trump’s visit to Dallas.
Deputy Chief Jeff Cotner runs the training division for the Dallas Police Department.
“We are in an election year,” he said Wednesday, the day before Trump’s scheduled rally at Gilley’s Dallas. “You can see across the nation other jurisdictions have had incidents. So it was an opportunity for us to prepare as we move into election year and re-certify some of our officers.”
Dallas police have assigned hundreds of officers that have been moved from patrol and other divisions for the special assignment.