CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It's been one year since Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx announced the 2012 Democratic National Convention would be in Charlotte.
For the past year, city leaders have been working on a plan to secure the event.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department expects to bring in as many as 3,000 specially trained law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions.
The department's command center located in it's Uptown headquarters will get $600,000 in upgrades.
There is also talk the transit center in Uptown will close temporarily, rerouting riders from an undisclosed location.
The city has already laid down the law on protesting, banning a long list of weapons and overnight camping.