Tampa officials preparing to host next week’s Republican National Convention think they’ve figured out how to make the massive police presence that will be on hand seem a little less intimidating: khaki uniforms.

The Tampa Police Department spent more than $500,000 to outfit the roughly 1,000 officers from Tampa, and up to an additional 3,000 coming to help from other parts of the state, in identical khaki uniforms that will prominently display their names and agencies.

“It’s obviously cooler for the officers, and it has a more approachable look to it,” said Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor.