County Administration Building: Staff, customers must soon pass screen test


GEORGETOWN – Staff, customers and those visiting the Sussex County beehive of governmental business will soon have to pass a screen test.

New security measures, including a magnetometer, are being implemented at the Sussex County Administration Building on The Circle in Georgetown.

Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson at county council’s Sept. 19 meeting announced that the county is taking steps to enhance building security to better protect its staff and customers who daily occupy and visit county facilities.

New security measures and procedures are scheduled to begin in north the Sussex County Administrative Offices building on The Circle and the West Complex located off U.S. 113.

These enhancements include a new screening process in the County Administrative Offices Building lobby.

This will require all visitors entering the lobby to be screened by a magnetometer operated by trained security officers.

This metal-detecting security procedure is utilized for persons entering the Sussex County Courthouse.

Additional security features will be installed throughout the buildings as well. Improvements are in the works with full implementation beginning in October, Mr. Lawson said.

There is no magnetometer planned at present for the West Complex, whose offices include the base for the county sheriff’s office.

“We appreciate the staff’s and the public’s understanding and cooperation with these new procedures,” Mr. Lawson said.

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