Palo Alto police will beef up staff and work with neighboring law-enforcement agencies when President Barack Obama comes to town Wednesday (April 20), Chief Dennis Burns said on Monday.
On Monday, no-parking signs were posted on North California Avenue and adjacent streets in preparation for the president's visit to Facebook headquarters, where Obama will hold a "town hall" meeting that will be streamed live on the Internet.
People can watch the meeting with Obama on the White House Facebook page April 20 at 1:45 p.m., according to the White House. Obama will appear with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
Chief Burns recently spent a week in Washington, D.C., at a dignitary-protection seminar given by the Secret Service, which ensures the safety of the president, he said.
Although the seminar was not specifically for Obama's visit, Burns said it provided information about safety for all dignitaries and the workings of the service, he said.
Burns said the department will be working with the California Highway Patrol, Secret Service, the Santa Clara County Sheriff and Menlo Park Police Department.