How Utah is Contributing to Inauguration Security


Troopers with Utah Highway Patrol are doing their part to make sure everyone is safe at the inauguration Friday.

Keeping the area secure will require the help of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country, 40 from Utah.

The nation’s top security experts have been working overtime to prepare. The Department of Homeland Security estimates 28,000 men and women from multiple departments, including the FBI.

Local historian and Vice Chair of Trump for Utah, Ron Fox, talks about this monumental undertaking.

“There are thousands and thousands of military and police that come to assist. Utah has 40 highway patrolmen who will be back there moving traffic or providing security along the parade route.”

With just 24 hours out, many of the security measure are in place. Chief Political Correspondent Glen Mills is in Washington D.C. and will provide live reports leading up to the inauguration. 

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Glen Mills

Chief Political Correspondent

 Glen is honored to be delivering the news of the day every weeknight at 5, 6, and 10 in his home state. He is an award-winning veteran journalist, who joined the ABC4 News team as a weekend anchor in June 2013. Over the years, he held various positions at the station as he worked his way up to the main anchor chair. He also serves as our Senior Political Correspondent and hosts Inside Utah Politics, which airs every Sunday. The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Glen as the best government and military television reporter in the state. Before returning home to Utah, he spent 11 1/2 years developing his journalism skills in other states. He held various on-air and management positions at KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, WGBA in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and KKCO in Grand Junction, Colorado during that time. Read More...