|Published:||Jul 19, 2012 4:25 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 19, 2012 6:49 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Secret service and Fort Myers Police are planning to have every angle of Friday's campaign visit covered by security to make sure the President and spectators remain safe.
Police say they will be using the plan they enacted for the President's visit in 2009 as a guideline to help control the crowd.
Secret service agents will also have a lead role in the security efforts during the event in downtown Ft. Myers.
Official numbers of officers will not be released until after the days events, but officers are expected to cover the motorcade route to the event with traffic and undercover officers.
Officers will be monitoring drivers for illegal parking.
Secret service agents say they the normal security plan timeline for a Presidential visit is between 5-7 days.
Law enforcement agencies from all throughout southwest Florida will be assisting on the security line as well, including LCSO, Cape PD, area fire departments and others.
President Obama is scheduled to speak at 11:20 a.m. at Harborside Event Center.