Suffolk police: Security tight for president's visit

Posted: Updated:
BRENTWOOD -

Suffolk County police say residents can expect tight security for President Donald Trump's visit to Brentwood on Friday.

Trump is expected to talk tough about efforts to eradicate the MS-13 gang when he speaks at Suffolk Community College in the afternoon.

Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini says there will be road closures in the Brentwood area and that residents should plan ahead. Sini says he cannot provide specific details on which roads will be closed or other security measures, citing a request from the Secret Service to keep that information under wraps. But he says police will be out in full force.

"We're talking about hundreds of assets devoted to this operation and obviously the majority of those assets will come from the Suffolk Police Department," Sini says.

Suffolk police will be assisted by New York State Police, State Park Police and other jurisdictions.

Sini also says police are prepared to handle protests by immigrant activists expected during the president's visit.

"Our goals are to make sure that the president's trip is safe for him and his team, but also is to ensure the safety of all protesters," he says.

The president's visit comes three months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech in Central Islip where he vowed the Trump administration would demolish MS-13. Rep. Lee Zeldin will be traveling with the president from Washington, D.C. to Brentwood for the visit.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Opening statements delivered in Skelos corruption retrial

    Opening statements delivered in Skelos corruption retrial

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:33 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:33:22 GMT

    Opening statements are being delivered in the retrial of Rockville Centre's Dean Skelos and his son Adam.

    Opening statements are being delivered in the retrial of Rockville Centre's Dean Skelos and his son Adam.

  • Village Vote 2018 results

    Village Vote 2018 results

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:27:37 GMT
    Island Vote 2018Island Vote 2018

    Check here for 2018 village vote results.

    Check here for 2018 village vote results.

  • State Health Dept. high on legalizing marijuana

    State Health Dept. high on legalizing marijuana

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:14:55 GMT
    After Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the state Health Department to review the idea of legalizing marijuana in New York, the health commissioner found that the pros outweigh the cons.After Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the state Health Department to review the idea of legalizing marijuana in New York, the health commissioner found that the pros outweigh the cons.

    After Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the state Health Department to review the idea of legalizing marijuana in New York, the health commissioner found that the pros outweigh the cons.

    After Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the state Health Department to review the idea of legalizing marijuana in New York, the health commissioner found that the pros outweigh the cons.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Village Vote 2018 results

    Village Vote 2018 results

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:27:37 GMT
    Island Vote 2018Island Vote 2018

    Check here for 2018 village vote results.

    Check here for 2018 village vote results.

  • Budgets passed in 2 LI school districts after revote

    Budgets passed in 2 LI school districts after revote

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-06-20 09:41:05 GMT

    Uniondale's new spending plan freezes administrator salaries.

    Uniondale's new spending plan freezes administrator salaries.

  • Police: Hauppauge man killed in crash on LIE

    Police: Hauppauge man killed in crash on LIE

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:38 AM EDT2018-06-20 09:38:02 GMT
    The unidentified man's car was seen in the woods near exit 55.The unidentified man's car was seen in the woods near exit 55.
    The unidentified man's car was seen in the woods near exit 55.The unidentified man's car was seen in the woods near exit 55.

    The unidentified man's car was seen in the woods near exit 55.

    The unidentified man's car was seen in the woods near exit 55.

  • SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards

    2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards

    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.
    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

    The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards were held at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

  • Just Married on Long Island

    Just Married on Long Island

    News 12 Long Island wants to announce your wedding. Share your pictures and videos with News 12 Long Island viewers!

    News 12 Long Island wants to announce your wedding. Share your pictures and videos with News 12 Long Island viewers!

  • KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."