Donald Trump’s four-day visit to the UK in July cost police nearly £18m, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has today announced.
During the trip, Trump had visited Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers residence and attended a dinner at the ancestral home of Winston Churchill in Oxfordshire.
Trump also met the Queen at Windsor Castle before going to Scotland to play golf.
In what was the largest mobilisation since the London riots of 2011, nearly 10,000 officers were deployed to cover the presidential visit, with Mr Trump travelling to four different force areas over the course of his stay.
NPCC chair Sara Thornton confirmed as she said: “Nearly every force supported the operation with nearly 10,000 officers deployed from all over the country, performing over 26,000 shifts. The full cost of the operation is still being worked out but an early estimate is nearly £18m.”
The visit coincided with several protests taking place across the country, which required their own policing.
Thornton also praised the “hard work” of officers in ensuring that the “public were kept safe throughout”.