National Special Security Events (NSSEs), especially national political conventions, pose unique planning and operational challenges. Due to their high-profile nature (i.e., political, economic, so-cial, or religious nature) and the large number of attendees, national conventions have the potential to adversely impact public safety and security. Though many conventions have occurred, detailed documentation to guide local law enforcement on planning and operational best practices is sparse. In order to address this gap and in response to requests from law enforcement leaders, the U.S. De-partment of Justices Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) worked in partnership with CNA to pro-vide technical assistance and support to local law enforcement security operations prior to and during the 2012 national conventions. The primary goal of the technical assistance was to develop an after-action report (AAR) that documents key findings of the overall security planning and oper-ations. CNA analysts deployed to Tampa, Florida to support the Tampa Police Departments (TPD) public safety and security operations for the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) from Sunday, August 26 through Friday, August 31, 2012. In addition to this Tampa Quick Look Analysis report, the lessons learned and best practices from this event will serve as a blueprint for future law enforcement agencies in charge of maintaining security. BJA, with the support of CNA, will document key findings from the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the 2012 Republican National Convention in a comprehensive AAR, titled, Managing Large-Scale Security Events: A Planning Primer for Local Law Enforcement Agencies.