Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman doesn’t think we have enough police officers to handle next year’s Democratic National Convention. He’s asking surrounding cities to help out.

Aurora has stepped up to offer 300 officers for the five days. That’s 50% of the city’s police force.

Convention security will be discussed at a Congressional hearing in Aurora this Friday. A congressional hearing in Aurora? Think of it like a field trip.

Congressman Ed Perlmutter is a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment which is hosting the meeting.

The subcommittee will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at Aurora’s City Council chambers, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.

Topics include the need for better intelligence sharing among federal, state and local agencies in preparation for the convention, as well as what suburban police departments plan to do to help Denver police.