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Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw prepared for Trump and Xi visit

Posted at 2:26 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 17:25:30-04

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said it's all hands on deck at the sheriff's office to help protect not one, but two world leaders and handle the growing number of protesters.

President Trump and Chinese President Xi arrive Thursday.

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The sheriff said his deputies have to help secure President Trump at Mar-a-Lago and the Chinese president at the Eau Palm Beach resort in Manalapan.

The sheriff said he's done his homework and knows what groups might be in the area to protest and greet the Chinese president.

Several areas are fenced off and protesters have to stay behind those fences.

Security will be tighter on Bingham Island and no one will be allowed to park there.

The sheriff had a clear message to the public. "We're not going to tolerate any civil disobedience, throwing of objects or any other type of disorderly conduct whatsoever. At the first sight of that it will be dealt with; we will have our mobile jails."

The sheriff said there will be no permanent closures around the hotel but expect closures whenever the Chinese president is on the move with his motorcade.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is on standby to assist PBSO.

The sheriff said it normally costs around $60,000 to $70,000 a day to help secure President Trump but with the Chinese president in town, he said you can easily double that number.