Metal detectors to be new fixtures outside Council chambers

May 19, 2009

Weekly Council meeting attendants will now have to pass through a metal detector set up outside chambers and manned by Akron Police Department officers.

Council President Marco Sommerville (W-3) said the detectors are part of new security measures recommended by the department.

"The police department conducted a study and concluded this is one of the safety measures we should implement," Sommerville said. "It's a different world and we want to take all precautions to ensure members' safety."