Security Adjustments Needed Following Augusta Municipal Building Renovations

Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building
Augusta Richmond County Municipal Building

Augusta, GA – City leaders are looking at spending big money to improve security at Augusta’s Municipal Building.

With major renovations at the building just completed, new security concerns have come up.

Some existing camera angles are now blocked by new construction.

Augusta Commissioners have approved $125,000 to allow the Richmond County Marshal’s Office to go back and re-position security cameras, install new lighting, and add cameras where needed.

“The architect and the builder didn’t exactly understand, apparently, what we needed to have in place for security because of financial constraints, or whatever. Those items were cut out,” said Richmond County Marshal Steve Smith.

Smith said money to pay for the security improvements will come from dollars left over from the renovations of the Municipal Building. He also said the improvements do not involve any possible changes to begin screening everyone who comes in into the Municipal Building.

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