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President Trump speaks at convention in Kansas City Friday

Posted at 6:28 AM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 15:12:50-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE 2 PM 12/7/2018: President Donald Trump addressed members of the law enforcement community Friday at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City to promote Project Safe Neighborhoods.

He addressed members of law enforcement, promising his administration “will always have your back,” and also called for increased border security. 

For more on Trump's address and to watch the full speech, click here


Air Force One is scheduled to arrive at Kansas City International Airport shortly before 11 a.m. Friday as President Donald Trump is set to speak at a national law enforcement conference in downtown Kansas City. 

The president will speak to police and prosecutors from federal, state and local levels at the Project Safe Neighborhoods Conference just before noon. You can watch the speech live on 41 Action News. 

Drivers around the Westin and Crown Center area can expect street closures from roughly 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday.

  • Grand Boulevard will be closed between 22nd Street and 25th Street;
  • Pershing Road will be closed from Grand to Kessler;
  • Main Street will be closed from 20th Street to Memorial Drive

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a Department of Justice initiative to help police officials across the country collaborate on ways to reduce violent crime. 

The acting and deputy US attorneys general spoke during the first two days of the three-day conference. President Trump will end the conference. 

Items the president may speak about include immigration, Russia and the United Nations. 

The president has repeatedly pushed for adding border security in an attempt to keep potential criminals from entering the United States. 

Early Friday morning, President Trump announced his nomination of Heather Nauert as the new ambassador to the United Nations. He also nominated William Barr for the position of U.S. Attorney General.

Trump will spend about three hours in Kansas City before returning to Washington, D. C.