Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes his entrance during a rally at the Xfinity Arena in Everett on Tuesday. (Daniella Beccaria / For The Herald)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump makes his entrance during a rally at the Xfinity Arena in Everett on Tuesday. (Daniella Beccaria / For The Herald)

Everett spent $79,000 in staffing, equipment for Trump

EVERETT — The crowds have dispersed. Trump Force One flew off at 9:08 p.m.

All that was left to do around Xfinity Arena on Wednesday was to clean up and tally the costs of a visit from a presidential candidate.

An estimated 9,184 people attended the event inside the arena. The city of Everett, meanwhile, said it spent approximately $79,000 in staffing and equipment costs for police, firefighters and public works crews.

Other city departments also were involved, said Meghan Pembroke, a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office. The city does expect the arena to reimburse about half of the police overtime bill, she said.

Everett officers earned about $43,000 in regular pay and $7,473 in overtime, she said. The average officer is paid about $64 an hour for overtime.

About 25 fire department personnel were assigned to the event in some fashion.

Other law enforcement agencies also provided security for Donald Trump’s quick touch-and-go in Everett.

Officers from as far away as Mercer Island and Bellingham assisted Everett at the rally and in keeping the peace during the protests outside. Everett deployed 69 officers and counted nearly 200 officers and deputies from other agencies at work inside and around the arena, Sgt. Maryjane Hacker said.

“We really appreciated their help,” she said.

Among the reinforcements were members of a “civil disturbance” team drawn from police departments around the county. The Lynnwood department sent nine officers with that team, Cmdr. Wes Deppa said.

“It was about a 12-hour day for everybody,” he said.

At least two protesters were arrested, one for misdemeanor assault and the other for disorderly conduct, Everett police officer Aaron Snell said. Both were booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

One of those arrested was a woman who began yelling at a child holding a Trump sign, Hacker said. The child was 10 or younger, she said.

The child’s father interrupted the woman, leading to an argument.

“It escalated to the woman punching the father,” Hacker said.

In addition, four medical emergencies were reported inside and outside the arena, including a fall and a heart problem. Several people were taken to the hospital.

A group of about 30 protesters attempted to block traffic on Broadway, but that fizzled out with police attention, Snell said.

Overtime costs among other local agencies were not yet tabulated. They say that could take several weeks.

Rick Comeau, the general manager of Xfinity Arena, said the campaign has paid the $30,000 contract for the two-day rental (one day for load-in, then the day of the event).

“We received our full rental payment and will bill back for our extra costs,” Comeau said.

Those costs are estimated to be about $7,000, and include all guest services plus the extra staff working the event, such as housekeeping, audio-video technicians to get Trump’s speech on the big screen, and emergency medical crews on standby, which is standard for any large event at the arena.

The crowd total included some campaign volunteers, but not arena staff, security or media.

Chris Winters: 425-374-4165; cwinters@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @Chris_At_Herald.

The numbers

The Everett Police Department on Wednesday provided an early estimate of the number of officers who provided security inside and around Xfinity Arena.The Allied Law Enforcement Response Team, or ALERT, drawn from Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood and Mukilteo: 26 officers

Bellevue/Mercer Island/Redmond: 30 officers

Bellingham: 6 officers

Everett: 69 officers

Marysville: 2 officers

SWAT (drawn from Everett and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office): 22 officers and deputies

Seattle: 40 bicycle officers

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office: 10 deputies, not including a detail at Paine Field

Washington State Patrol: up to 100, including motorcade

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office: 6 deputies

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