The San Diego County Sheriff's Department incurred nearly $900,000 in added costs to provide patrols and security during the month-long construction of eight border wall prototypes by the federal government on Otay Mesa, records show.
Those costs pushed the total law enforcement expenses for the project to more than $1 million.
Most of the expense for the Sheriff’s Department came in overtime pay for deputies: $764,278. But overtime wasn’t the only expense for the county, which patrolled the area between Sept. 26 and Oct. 26 near where the prototype walls were constructed.
Other costs were: