Security to temporarily increase at City Hall
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - An ongoing discussions concerning security at Tucson City Hall prompted a memo from Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor to City Manager Richard Miranda addressing the issue.
Recent events have shown the need to put a plan into action that would provide a safe work and public environment at City Hall that would include security for the mayor.
In order to fulfill the goal of security, Tucson Police have devised options to increase security at City Hall and for specific events the mayor attends.
Villaseñor recommends a response that involves private security, as well as commissioned officer presence. The program would be a temporary pilot program in order to assess the effectiveness of increased secuirty.
Future security plans may include technological solutions to also increase security. Evaluation will include offering security/risk analysis for each of the Ward Offices.
Tucson Police are contacting other locations of similar size to determine their security details involving elected officials.
Villaseñor would like to stress this is not a budgeted function and current efforts have been paid out of residual special duty funds. This is a temporary situation.
Discussions regarding this topic will continue and future plans will be disseminated as they are finalized.
To read the full memo from Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseño, click here.