G-20 summit: City could need 4,000 police officers – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It will be the largest police presence on the streets of Pittsburgh in a generation.

Police Chief Nate Harper is hoping to have more than 4,000 officers on hand to provide security for the G-20 summit in September. But Pittsburgh’s own police force has just 877 officers, meaning planners will have to look to dozens of other law enforcement agencies to put “boots on the ground” Downtown, where leaders from the world’s 20 largest economic powers will gather.