Westport to Study Security at Town Hall

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013  |  Updated 3:59 PM EDT
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Westport to Study Security at Town Hall

Westport will study security at town hall during its review of school security.'

A school safety study the Westport board of education will be expanded to include town hall, First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said on Wednesday.

“Town Hall is home to the Board of Education offices as well as town offices and it is entirely appropriate that the building be included,” he said.

Education Chairman Elaine Whitney agreed to include town hall in its security review, which was prompted by the December tragedy in Newtown, according to a statement from Joseloff.

The Board of Finance appropriated $50,000 for the study at its Jan. 2 meeting and the Representative Town Meeting is expected to take up the request at its Feb. 5 meeting.

Joseloff has asked Police Chief Dale Call to arrange briefings for town employees at all locations on security precautions.
 

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