Greensboro Police Department Adds Extra Security For Trump's Visit

Greensboro Police Department Adds Extra Security For Trump's Visit

5:06pm Jun 13, 2016

Police in Greensboro are stepping up security ahead of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign stop Tuesday. They’re expecting big crowds at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Presidential candidates are basically given the same protections as the president, so security will be tight. Hundreds of police officers will be on hand.

Deputy Chief Brian Cheek with the Greensboro Police Department says they’re reaching out to other law enforcement agencies, including Winston-Salem and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, to help monitor security.

“We do know that we expect a lot of people and we do know some people there will be opposing what Mr. Trump has to say and we are prepared for that,” says Cheek. “We just want it to be a safe event for those attending or those protesting.”  

The Greensboro visit will mark Trump’s fourth campaign stop in North Carolina. He is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Doors at the Coliseum will open to the public at 4 p.m.

His likely challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton, will also be in the Tar Heel state campaigning this month. She will visit the Raleigh area on June 21.

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