In an effort to improve safety, city officials have requested bids from various security consulting firms.

 

The chosen consultant will be tasked with creating a security master plan and assessing the security of city hall, library, fire station, parks, lift stations and other parks and facilities.

The firm will also be required to provide an analysis of: crime, possible vulnerabilities to facilities, current policies and procedures, the city’s ability to implement mass communication, video surveillance systems, security staffing, city incident reports for the last two years, security training and staffing and more. The costs of recommended upgrades will be part of the firm’s presentation.

The final ranking and selection of the winning firm was scheduled to be held Aug. 17. The city commission will be asked to approve the contract with the winning firm at an upcoming meeting.

The bid comes as controversy still surrounds Colohatchee Park, with residents demanding that the city do more to stop people from using the park as a place for public sex.