Donald Trump Hollywood Star Gets Presidential Protection

11/23/2016 8:53 AM PST

Donald Trump's Hollywood Star Gets Presidential Protection

EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is back to its glory ... and it's now getting Secret Service-like protection.

Law enforcement sources tell us the LAPD will have 2 officers on foot patrol in the area 24/7, in addition to vehicle patrol. We're told a camera will be trained on Trump's star, located near a shopping mall ... and private security has also been alerted to keep an eye out for vandals.  

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce -- which maintains the Walk -- has placed a protective barrier around Trump's star -- it's unclear when it will be removed.

The star had been covered by a wooden panel for several weeks after it got obliterated with the help of a sledgehammer. The vandal faces 3 years in prison.