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Border wall security cost San Diego County sheriff nearly $900,000

Border wall security cost San Diego County sheriff nearly $900,000

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:

  • $118,092.66 for miles of chain-link fencing, K-rail barriers and...
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