Building security installed at Rock Island County Office Building

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois -- The Rock Island County Office Building now has building security in place, according to a press release from Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos.

The new measures are precautionary, Bustos told News 8. Employees in the building had expressed desire for more security.

The press release, sent out at 10:09 a.m. on April 4 on their Facebook page. Increased security was approved in the 2019 budge.

"All visitors visiting any office or attending any public meeting within the county office building shall now pass through security screening," the release states.

The building now has only one public access point on 3rd Avenue. Residents will have to pass through an X-Ray machine. There will also be a sheriff's deputy and a bailiff present.

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