Bern Township Police have have been working with the United States Secret Service and many other police agencies in preparation for President Trump’s visit to the Reading Regional Airport on this Saturday, October 31.
“The President very consistently draws crowds in excess of 10,000 people. A crowd of that size will be comparable to the number of attendees on a busy day at World War II Weekend” reads a statement from Bern Township Police.
Police have issued the following guidelines for event goers and residents of the Township.
West Shore residents, Leiscz’s Bridge Road will remain open to West Leesport Road. Residents should not stop or park their vehicles on or along the road.
Parking will at the Reading Fairgrounds (not to be confused with the Fairgrounds Mall) and the Berkshire Mall, with busses beginning at 8am. Gates open at 11am.
In addition, “parking is the responsibility of event staff. Neither the police department, the township, nor the airport staff are managing event parking. The police department will enforce parking restrictions.”
There is no on-site event parking at the airport. Attendees will be shuttled from the parking area to the airport on buses only.
Police warn against carrying any weapons of any type into the event and not trying to find your own parking space or a place to stand along the fence to get a look at Air Force One or the President.
The entire airport and contiguous lands are within the protective area designated by the United States Secret Service.
Cars that are parked on or near airport property and people who are standing along or near the fence will be required to move. There will be no parking, stopping, or standing of vehicles and there will be no seating or standing by persons allowed anywhere along the airport perimeter.
According to Police, It is the event staff’s intention to get everyone in who wants to attend.
“It is the police department’s intention to secure the event, ensure public safety, and maintain as much normalcy as possible for our residents. Your cooperation will help expedite the process and assist in achieving all of these objectives.”