President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Hawaii earlier this month cost the city more than $140,000, according to city officials.
The total tally in overtime and third-party costs was $140,776.86, according to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, with the largest share of overtime costs borne by the Honolulu Police Department at $100,630.55.
Various city departments worked collaboratively with the U.S. Secret Service to welcome President Trump and first lady Melania Trump to Oahu and ensure the utmost safety during their overnight Nov. 3 in Waikiki en route to Asia. President Trump and the first lady visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor the evening before their departure.
The second-highest overtime costs were borne by the Department of Facility Maintenance at $14,687.08; the Honolulu Fire Department at $5,079.02; the Department of Parks and Recreation at $3,802.81; the Honolulu Emergency Services Department at $2,908.09; the Department of Environmental Services at $1,862.92; the Department of Transportation Services at $1,780.89; and the Department of Emergency Management at $893.18.
The city also spent $9,132.32 on third-party costs for the movement of concrete barriers and other traffic-control devices.
Since President Trump’s visit was not designated a National Special Security Event by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the city does not expect to recoup costs associated with the overnight visit.