With security looming as a critical priority in Cleveland in advance of next week’s Republican convention, city officials say they’re prepared – including for those who come armed under Ohio’s open carry law.

At the same time, Police Chief Calvin Williams noted the city had changed its security plans in light of last week’s murder of five police officers in Dallas but said he would not elaborate for obvious reasons.

Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association, has complained bitterly for months that everything from riot gear to bikes was ordered late and training for the cops has been insufficient.

With the moment now upon them, Loomis said the rank and file officers who will be at the center of the storm are edgy, but professional. “We’re going to do a great job whether we have the resources and the training that we need or not,” Loomis said.