Trump in Palm Beach: Neighboring mayor wants $1.1 million in police equipment

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, right, with U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, on Bingham Island near President Donald trump’s Mar-a-Lago in March. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio is seeking $1.1 million for new police equipment to handle increased public safety demands brought on by President Donald Trump’s visits to his Mar-a-Lago estate in neighboring Palm Beach.

Muoio is hoping the state will pony up $525,000, and she has enlisted state Rep. Rick Roth, R-West Palm Beach, to try to secure the money in Tallahassee.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is the lead local law enforcement agency in helping the Secret Service protect Trump when he visits, but Muoio notes that West Palm Beach is regularly part of the presidential motorcade route and is often the staging ground for demonstrations supporting or opposing the president.

Click here to read the details of the $1.1 million worth of police equipment Muoio wants.

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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