City Hall Visitor Screening Process
Enhanced City Hall Security Measures Begin December 2022
The safety and security of visitors and City staff are important to us. Due to the high volume of traffic at City Hall, including for our many public meetings, an enhanced security system is now in place.
Effective December 2022, a free-flow Motorola Solutions Concealed Weapons Detection System (CWD), powered by Evolv Technology, is in use at the front public entrance to City Hall.
How the Security System Works
Instead of stopping every single visitor with bag checks, emptying pockets, or wanding with metal detectors, the CWD system automatically screens groups of people as they walk through the detector.
- Signage, in English and Spanish, is posted to direct visitors who enter the front public entrance to walk through the system.
- The CWD system uses low frequency radio waves. Watch a demo to learn more about how it operates.
- People who are pregnant or have implanted or wearable medical devices may opt for an alternative security screening.
- Security guards will operate the CWD system during regular business hours as well as after-hours for public meetings.
Display and Possession of Dangerous Weapons Prohibited