Cleveland Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba announced the changes Friday, telling Reuters: "We have got to make some changes without a doubt" in the wake of the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers - the deadliest attack on law enforcement since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Tomba said he spent part of Friday morning reassuring out-of-town police departments that their officers on loan to Cleveland will be safe during the convention, telling them in an email that "we can not pull the plan off without them".
"I think that we're in panic mode now, the city's in panic mode, and we're seeing a lot more training evolutions, which is a good thing, but we're still not where we need to be", says Steve Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association.
Kasich says he will arrive in Cleveland the Sunday before the start of the convention and leave on Thursday, the day Donald Trump is expected to accept the Republican nomination.
Cleveland is hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention during the week of July 18.
The city of Cleveland has indicated they are satisfied with the level of security that will be provided at the convention.
Cleveland initially had a $10 million protest insurance policy.
Ohio Public Safety Director John Born, who has worked with Turner to upgrade policing and improve trust between officers and their communities by leading a state advisory panel, expressed confidence in the security plans in place for the Republican convention in Cleveland.
If these numbers had come from one of the "Dump Trump" people, I'd laugh them off as hype for a movement that's going nowhere.
She's hopeful violence will not visit Cleveland and acknowledges "the men and women in blue rightfully are probably nervous" following the shooting deaths of five officers in Dallas.
"Yesterday's attack was the result of the actions of a lone gunman", the group said.
The I-Team has found Cleveland police and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department routinely watch over crowds with officers you never see.
"The stage we've designed is one of the most advanced stages ever put together, " said Phil Alongi, the conventions producer and former network TV producer.