Contact: Chris Winebrenner

Westminster, MD, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 –Following through on the Carroll County Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) promise to increase county office security, Sheriff Deputies will start securing the front door of the County Office Building beginning Thursday, September 19th . Visitors will not experience any change to the process for entering the building other than seeing a uniformed Sheriff Deputy at the door.

A Carroll County Government Security Team evaluated building features, operational processes and necessary training needed to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and employees and presented background and recommended the changes. The BOC, committed to consistently evaluating and implementing changes to update security in county facilities, decided to move forward with recommended security modifications to enhance the safety of visitors and employees in the County Office Building. Future enhancements will begin in the coming weeks.

The commissioners, acknowledging there are constant new security challenges and available enhancements, resolve to secure properties proactively rather than reactively and are committed to increasing the safety of citizens and staff.

Commissioner Stephen Wantz, board president stated, “We have always received excellent assistance from the bailiffs at the building’s front desk, and we thank them for their loyalty and service. This change simply further enhances the building security for our visitors and workforce.”