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London - Police: Trump's UK Visit Used 10,000 Officers, Cost $24M

Published on: October 11, 2018 10:00 AM
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The 'Donald Trump Baby Blimp' balloon flies over Parliament Square during a protest in London, Britain, 13 July 2018. EPAThe 'Donald Trump Baby Blimp' balloon flies over Parliament Square during a protest in London, Britain, 13 July 2018. EPA

London - British police chiefs say security for U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit in July involved almost 10,000 officers and cost nearly 18 million pounds ($24 million), making it the biggest police operation since riots swept England in 2011.

National Police Chiefs’ Council chairwoman Sara Thornton said Thursday that nearly every police force in the country was involved in covering the four-day visit, which required 26,000 police shifts by almost 10,000 officers.

She says “the full cost of the operation is still being worked out but an early estimate is nearly 18 million pounds.”


Trump held talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at her country retreat, met Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and visited a Scottish golf course during the trip, which also saw large anti-Trump protests in London and Scotland.

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 Oct 11, 2018 at 11:32 AM Educated Archy Says:

Ok so trump should never visit our greatest ally?


 Oct 11, 2018 at 11:58 AM hashomer Says:

The Orange Yutz cancelled his planned trip to Ireland due to expected wild protests and bad press there. He can only show up in 'red states' for his Nurenburg style rallies. Most hated US prez overseas and at home. What a yutz he is. Feh.


 Oct 11, 2018 at 12:37 PM Foot in Mouth TRump Says:

After the embarrassing The Sun interview, the U.S. and TRump has been the laughing stock of every Brit.

And after that, the UK should bill the US double for the security detail.


 Oct 11, 2018 at 05:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have visited the USA over a dozen times; also, other members of the royal family, including the Queen's children and grandchildren have visited the USA on many occasions. The federal government, and local authorities had to spend many millions of dollars for security for their visits. In addition, the City of New York has to spend a fortune protecting the diplomats who come to the UN for their big get together at the General Assembly every year. Hence, if the USA is not complaining about the costs of protecting the Brits and other foreigners, what the heck are they complaining about?


 Oct 11, 2018 at 08:18 PM Haimov Says:

$2400 per officer.Toooo expensive


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