city hall security

Changes are coming to Cincinnati City Hall security, but the new measures are being scaled back from what was first proposed.  

City Manager Harry Black announced his latest plans in a memo Monday.

Cincinnati's City Manager has announced metal detectors will return to City Hall entrances on Apr. 4.  

Harry Black said in a memo visitors must come through the front entrance.  They will be screened using a metal detecting gate or hand-held metal detector.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black is telling a council committee he is considering increasing security at city hall.  

He said that includes again placing metal detectors at the entrances to the building.  Black said he understands there is a balance.

Cincinnati officials are once again reviewing security measures at City Hall.  City Manager Harry Black told a council committee Monday a team of employees are looking over several recommendations.

The level of security at Cincinnati city hall is once again being debated.  Some changes have already been put in place after a man drove his truck up to the front steps of the building last month and asked to meet with the mayor.  He was detained without incident and no one was hurt.  

Now some council members want a comprehensive review of security at the building.

Jay Hanselman

A Cincinnati Council Member wants to reinstall metal detectors at the entrance to City Hall.  

Cecil Thomas said in a press release the current protocol of having people sign a register as they enter the building doesn't deter violence.  He said anyone could carry a weapon into the building.
Thomas points out federal and county public facilities use metal detectors.