Kansas City police work with Secret Service to provide security for president's visit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Police worked closely with the Secret Service to provide security for the president’s speech at the Uptown Theater on Wednesday.

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Sources said an 80 page detailed plan was released to officers a few weeks ago to describe what they would do at the event. One item was to have the police helicopter in the air over the theater to provide an aerial view of the grounds.

Sources also said 200 officers helped keep everyone safe. Many were in uniform to maintain a visual deterrent.

A group of five mounted patrol officers and their horses worked on crowd control.

“A little bit of activity. I mean, for the most part, it’s been no big problems,” Sgt. Joey Roberts of the Kansas City, Mo., Police said. “Just trying to keep people out of the streets has been our biggest issue. But for the most part everyone has been cooperative.”

Most of these practices are standard procedure for a presidential visit. 

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