Trump rally: What you need to know about security

Published: Sep. 21, 2018 at 12:07 AM CDT
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Politics aside, security will be a major focus of President Trump's rally.

"It will be very high security protocols for everyone coming into the building," said JQH Arena Executive Director, Keith Boaz.

That's because the sensitivity level of Secret Service plans are so high, even MSU officials in charge of the event aren't getting many details until the last minute - - to keep security tight ahead of President Trump's arrival.

"Definitely there are going to be things that are different from your normal concert or event," said Boaz. "But they're not even sharing a lot of those details with us."

Outside the rally, Springfield Police will be directing and patroling the area around the arena. And, they're prepared for protesters.

"On the map that's on the website, it also identifies the closed off zone that will be strictly for protesters both pro and con. Local law enforcement will be in charge of that area and monitoring that area so there is demonstration space available to anyone who chooses to participate in the rally in that function."

And if you want in... first of all you have to have a free ticket to attend... Then know ...

"Everything will be scanned," Boaz said. "If you come and you're told something you brought isn't allowed in, it'll be up to that individual to take it back to their car, or make other arrangements, but we're not able to take responsibility for anybody's equipment."

Because of the rain in tomorrow's forecast, small collapsable umbrellas will be allowed. You'll also be able to take in small bags. However, Secret Service WILL be in charge of making the final call. So, if you're unsure about something you're thinking of taking with you, it's best to leave it at home.