To ensure the safety and security of employees and the general public, the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, has implemented new initiatives.
Residents and city employees will now be greeted by a security officer located on the first floor of the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building (City Hall), 331 S Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, NC.
Employees are required to display city issued identification badges on their clothing. Visitors to City Hall must sign in with the security officer, identifying their name and the department they would like to visit. The individual will be issued a visitor’s pass, and the respective department secretary will be contacted by phone. A representative from that department will meet the visitor in the first-floor atrium, providing an escort to and from the desired location. At the conclusion of their visit, the visitor will sign out at the security desk and turn in the visitor’s pass.
Visitors to City Hall will also undergo metal detector screening. Additionally, plans are underway for metal detectors in the George W. Dudley City Council Chambers and in the committee room where Committee of the Whole work sessions are held.
Next fiscal year, security measures are also expected to be in place for other public city-owned facilities.
Anyone who would like to visit the city manager, schedule an appointment in advance by contacting Tanika Cooper, executive assistant to the city manager, at 252.972.1327.
Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman and Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount, NC